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It's about 150 times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 28,000 is 157 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.00637 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)
It's about 200 times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 28,000 is 192 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.00521 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about 200 times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 28,000 is 207 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.00483 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about 250 times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 28,000 is 237 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.00422 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
It's about 250 times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 28,000 is 269 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.00372 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
As of the 2014 population count, there were 104 wolves living in Yellowstone National Park, in twelve packs. All of the wolves now living in the Park are thought to have descended from the 66 wolves (re)introduced into the Park in 1995-96.
It's about 300 times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 28,000 is 320 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.0031 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about 400 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 28,000 is 390 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.0026 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.