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It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 8 is 0.003793 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 263.60 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 8 is 0.00379 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 263.90 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about one-six-hundred-fiftieth the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 8 is 0.001495 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 668.90 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-one-thousandth the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, 8 is 0.00094 times the count of Blue Whales in the World, and the count of Blue Whales in the World is 1,100 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
The worldwide population of blue whales (as of 2002) is estimated to be between 5,000 and 12,000. An estimated 378,200 blue whales were killed during the height of whaling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centures
It's about one-one-thousandth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 1,000 times 8.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about one-one-thousandth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 8 is 0.0008553 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1,169 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about one-four-thousand-five-hundredth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 4,500 times 8.
(2015 figures) (approximate)