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It's about eight-and-a-half times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 78 is 8.66666666667 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.115384615385 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-tenth the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, 78 is 0.104 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 9.62 times that amount.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about one-tenth the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 10 times 78.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about one-tenth the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 78 is 0.0926 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 10.8 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
It's about one-twentieth the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 78 is 0.05138 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 19.46 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
The US state of Florida includes 1,518 golf courses in its 170,000 sq. km area. The state is also the home of the headquarters of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America, which boasts a membership of 28,000 professional golfers.
It's about twenty times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.05 times 78.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about one-twenty-fifth the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 78 is 0.03698 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 27.04 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
The Sears Tower extends 108 stories into the sky above the city of Chicago and includes 2,109 steps in each of its stairwells. Each year, more than 1.3 million visitors make the trip to an observation area called the Skydeck on the 103rd floor.