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It's about five-and-a-half times the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, the count of Beatles Songs is 0.182 times 1,700.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about one-fifth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.1818 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 5.501 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about six times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.2 times 1,700.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about six times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 1,700 is 6.16 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.162 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about six-and-a-half times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 1,700 is 6.25 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.16 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 eight-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 1,700 is 8.25 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.121 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
The adult human body contains 206 bones. A newborn's body contains more bones — 270 — with unfused bone segments in the legs, arms, head, and face.
It's about nine-and-a-half times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 1,700 is 9.55 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.105 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)
Known for his distinctive voice and walk, Oscar-winning Western actor John Wayne appeared in 178 films between 1926 and 1976. He was said to have the lead role in 142 of those films.