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It's about one-sixtieth the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, 8 is 0.0169 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 59.20 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
During its 19 appearances in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Soviet Union was awarded 473 gold medals. The Union holds the as-yet-unbroken record for gold medals in gymnastics, with 72.
It's about one-sixty-fifth the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 67 times 8.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about one-eighty-fifth the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 83 times 8.
(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
There are 650 Members of Parliament in the U.K. The Commons Chamber in the Palace of Westminster only has seating for 427 members, so those arriving late to House debates must stay standing.
It's about one-ninety-fifth the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 93.50 times 8.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about one-one-hundredth the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 100 times 8.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about one-one-hundredth the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 8 is 0.0095 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 105 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-two-hundredth the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 8 is 0.00527 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 189.80 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)