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It's about eleven times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.0909 times 3,000.
(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 fourteen-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.0685 times 3,000.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about seventeen times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 3,000 is 16.9 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.0592 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 twenty-and-a-half times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.0488 times 3,000.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
Astronomers and other scientists have confirmed the presence of 146 moons orbiting the major planets of our Solar System. About one third of those moons — 53 — are in orbit around the planet Saturn
It's about twenty times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 3,000 is 22.2 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.045 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about thirty times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 3,000 is 25.4 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.0394 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
It's about thirty times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 3,000 is 28.8 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.0347 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)