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It's about eight-and-a-half times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 78 is 8.666666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.1153846153850 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 0.1040 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 9.620 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 10.80 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)
Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, is the smallest internationally recognized state in the world, with a population of just 842 people (according to a 2004 estimate). Each year, approximately 18 million tourists visit The City.
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 19.460 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
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)
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.