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It's about forty times the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 33,000 is 39.2 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.0255 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, is the smallest internationally recognized state in the world, with a population of just 842 people (according to a 2004 estimate). Each year, approximately 18 million tourists visit The City.
It's about 40 times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.03 times 33,000.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
An average ear of dent corn, the kind grown to feed to animals and to make other foods, has an average of 800 kernels. Each acre of corn yields about 15,900 ears of corn.
It's about 45 times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, 33,000 is 44.1 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.0227 times that amount.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
As of November, 2015, there were 749 individuals in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists and bands must have had at least 25 years of fame before being considered for induction in the Hall.
It's about 50 times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.02 times 33,000.
(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
There are 650 Members of Parliament in the U.K. The Commons Chamber in the Palace of Westminster only has seating for 427 members, so those arriving late to House debates must stay standing.
It's about 65 times the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.016 times 33,000.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
Minnesota's Mall of America is home to 520 stores and attractions, including a wedding chapel, aquarium, and amusement park. Each year, an estimated 42 million people visit The Mall.
It's about 70 times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, 33,000 is 69.8 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.0143 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
During its 19 appearances in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Soviet Union was awarded 473 gold medals. The Union holds the as-yet-unbroken record for gold medals in gymnastics, with 72.
It's about 95 times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.011 times 33,000.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
Each McDonald's Big Mac crown bun contains about 350 sesame seeds. McDonald's serves about 1.57 million Big Macs to its customers each day.