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It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.91 times 78.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 78 is 0.89 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 1.1 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about three-fourths the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 1.33 times 78.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
It's about one-and-two-fifths times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.71 times 78.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.
It's about two-thirds the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 78 is 0.661 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 1.51 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.63 times 78.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about three-fifths the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 78 is 0.578 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 1.73 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)