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It's about half the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 78 is 0.5340 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 1.870 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about two-fifths the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 78 is 0.4380 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 2.280 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)
It's about two-fifths the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 78 is 0.3790 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 2.640 times that amount.
(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 three times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 78 is 2.80 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.360 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about three-tenths the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 3 times 78.
(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 three-tenths the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 78 is 0.2870 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 3.480 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.
It's about three-tenths the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 78 is 0.2830 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 3.530 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)