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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)
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 one-fifth the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 56 is 0.1810 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 5.520 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about one-fifth the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 56 is 0.1790 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 5.590 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 Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 56 is 6.222222222220 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.1607142857140 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 0.160 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 6.30 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 0.1180 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 8.470 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 0.110 times the count of Stores in the Mall of America, and the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 9.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)