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It's about one-fifth the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 5 times 56.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about one-fifth the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 56 is 0.181 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 5.52 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
On a total of 58 albums, the Beatles recorded 309 songs during their performing career (with three of the songs released only on post-breakup Anthology albums after 1970). Of their catalog, a total of thirteen songs were number-one chart hits in both the US and the UK.
It's about one-fifth the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 56 is 0.179 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 5.59 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
It's about six times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 56 is 6.22222222222 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.160714285714 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-fifth the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, 56 is 0.16 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 6.3 times that amount.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
It's about one-tenth the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, 56 is 0.118 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 8.47 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)
It's about one-tenth the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, 56 is 0.11 times the count of Stores in the Mall of America, and the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 9.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)