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 It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Living Kings and Queens. In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.910 times 16. (2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs) It's about three-fifths the number of Countries in the European Union. In other words, 16 is 0.570 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 1.80 times that amount. (a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures) It's about one-and-four-fifths times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven. In other words, 16 is 1.777777777780 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.5624999999990 times that amount. (a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven) Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral. It's about three times the number of Living U.S. Presidents. In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.30 times 16. (a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current) As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times. It's about one-third the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth. In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 3 times 16. (Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows) It's about three-tenths the number of Countries in Africa. In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 3.30 times 16. (2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only) It's about one-fifth the number of Submarines in the US Navy. In other words, 16 is 0.220 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 4.50 times that amount. (a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures) The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.