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It's about two-fifths the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 56 is 0.4150 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 2.410 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
Typically shared between multiple railroad companies and stations, there are about 135 "Union Stations" in the United States. Of these, the busiest station is Chicago Union Station, which handles 120,000 passengers each year.
It's about two-fifths the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 56 is 0.3840 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 2.60 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about three-tenths the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 56 is 0.3150 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 3.170 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-fourth the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 56 is 0.2720 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 3.680 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.270 times 56.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about one-fifth the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 56 is 0.2060 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 4.850 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about one-fifth the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 56 is 0.2030 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 4.930 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)