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It's about ten times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.10 times 26.
(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about five times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.20 times 26.
(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 three times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 26 is 2.888888888890 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.3461538461540 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.590 times 26.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 26 is 0.930 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 1.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about half the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 26 is 0.540 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 1.90 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about half the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 26 is 0.480 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 2.10 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)