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How much is 1,000?

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It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 1,000 is 3.68 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.272 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.
It's about five times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 1,000 is 4.85 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.206 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about one-fifth the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 1,000 is 0.1868 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 5.353 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about five-and-a-half times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 1,000 is 5.62 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.178 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Duke", a.k.a. JW, a.k.a. Marion Mitchell Morrison, a.k.a. Marion Robert Morrison, a.k.a. Duke Morrison) (films starring the actor in any size role)
It's about seven times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 1,000 is 6.85 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.146 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about seven-and-a-half times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 1,000 is 7.41 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.135 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about one-tenth the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, 1,000 is 0.12 times the count of Blue Whales in the World, and the count of Blue Whales in the World is 8.3 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)