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It's about eight-and-a-half times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 1,000 is 8.470 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.1180 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
From element number one, hydrogen, to element one-hundred eighteen, ununoctium, there are 118 confirmed elements on the Periodic Table. Ninety-four of the elements exist in nature, and the remaining twenty-four have only been synthesized in labs (not having occurred naturally in the time since scientists have begun researching them)
It's about one-tenth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 1,000 is 0.10690 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 9.3550 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about nine-and-a-half times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 1,000 is 9.620 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.1040 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
It's about one-tenth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 10 times 1,000.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about eleven times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.091 times 1,000.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about fourteen times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.071 times 1,000.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about nineteen times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.053 times 1,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)