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It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 280 is 1.01 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.99 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
Nicknamed "America's pastime," there are 276 professional baseball teams in the United States (across all levels of play). Major League Baseball — the league with the highest level of professional play — drew more than 74 million spectators at gmes in 2013.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 280 is 1.03 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.971 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 280 is 0.906 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 1.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 1 times 280.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 280 is 0.897 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 1.11 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
Since the flight of the Vostok 1 in April, 1961, there have been a total of 312 manned spaceflights under the American, Russian, Soviet, and Chinese space programs. Furthermore, the space programs of the US, Russia, the Soviet Union, France, Argentina, and Iran have launched a total 32 monkeys (specifically rhesus, cynomolgus, and squirrel monkeys, macaques, chimpanzees) into space.
It's about four-fifths the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 1.3 times 280.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
It's about one-and-one-third times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.735 times 280.
(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.