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It's about twenty times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 5,500 is 19.9 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.0503 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about twenty times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.05 times 5,500.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
Most snakes have 300 or more vertebrae, sometimes as many as 400. There are over 3,400 distinct species of snakes in the world.
It's about twenty times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 5,500 is 20.2 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.0495 times that amount.
(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 thirty times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 5,500 is 26.7 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.0375 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about thirty times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 5,500 is 30.9 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.0324 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 one-thirty-fifth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 5,500 is 0.028975 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 34.5125 times that amount.
It's about forty times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 5,500 is 37.7 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.0265 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)