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It's about 350 times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.00303 times 68,000.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
The adult human body contains 206 bones. A newborn's body contains more bones — 270 — with unfused bone segments in the legs, arms, head, and face.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth the number of Books in the Library of Congress (2013).
In other words, 68,000 is 0.0028823249 times the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013), and the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013) is 346.94215 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (total of books only)
As of September, 2013, The Library of Congress had 23,592,066 books in its catalog and a total of 158,007,115 physical items.
It's about 400 times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 68,000 is 382 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.00262 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)
Known for his distinctive voice and walk, Oscar-winning Western actor John Wayne appeared in 178 films between 1926 and 1976. He was said to have the lead role in 142 of those films.
It's about 450 times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 68,000 is 466 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.00215 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
Astronomers and other scientists have confirmed the presence of 146 moons orbiting the major planets of our Solar System. About one third of those moons — 53 — are in orbit around the planet Saturn
It's about 500 times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 68,000 is 504 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.00198 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 one-five-hundred-fiftieth the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 68,000 is 0.001774 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 563.7 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
California, the most populous state in the United States, is home to 38,340,000 people (larger than the population of the entire country of Canada, with 35,540,419 people). Over ten percent of the population — 3,904,657 people — reside in the city of Los Angeles.
It's about 600 times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 68,000 is 576 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.00174 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
From element number one, hydrogen, to element one-hundred eighteen, ununoctium, there are 118 confirmed elements on the Periodic Table. Ninety-four of the elements exist in nature, and the remaining twenty-four have only been synthesized in labs (not having occurred naturally in the time since scientists have begun researching them)