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It's about the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 1 times 8,400.
(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 nine-tenths the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 1 times 8,400.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 8,400 is 0.8981 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1.113 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 8,400 is 1.57 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.6369 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about four times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 8,400 is 3.979 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.2513 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
There are 2,111 paid, daily newspapers with a regional, local, or national distribution in circulation worldwide. Combined, these newspapers have a readership of about 150 million people.
It's about four times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 8,400 is 3.983 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.2511 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-fourth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, 8,400 is 0.23 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 4.3 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)