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It's about one-fortieth the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 56 is 0.02655 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 37.66 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-fortieth the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 56 is 0.02653 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 37.69 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
There are 2,111 paid, daily newspapers with a regional, local, or national distribution in circulation worldwide. Combined, these newspapers have a readership of about 150 million people.
It's about one-ninety-fifth the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 56 is 0.01046 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 95.6 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 150 times 56.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
The worldwide population of blue whales (as of 2002) is estimated to be between 5,000 and 12,000. An estimated 378,200 blue whales were killed during the height of whaling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centures
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 200 times 56.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
Central Park — the 843-acre park located in the heart of New York City — contains about 9,000 park benches. The park is one of the most famous in the world and entertains over 35 million visitors each year.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 56 is 0.005987 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 167 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 630 times 56.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
Operating in 119 countries, there are currently 36,000 McDonald's locations worldwide. From 1955 thru 1993, many McDonald's locations advertised the number in billions of hamburgers sold on their external signs, but abandoned theses updates after the figure passed 100 billion.