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It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.42 times 850.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
It's about two-fifths the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 850 is 0.403 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 2.481 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.
It's about two-fifths the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 850 is 0.4027 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 2.483 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 850 is 2.72 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.368 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
It's about three times the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 850 is 2.75 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.364 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
On a total of 58 albums, the Beatles recorded 309 songs during their performing career (with three of the songs released only on post-breakup Anthology albums after 1970). Of their catalog, a total of thirteen songs were number-one chart hits in both the US and the UK.
It's about three times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.3 times 850.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
Most snakes have 300 or more vertebrae, sometimes as many as 400. There are over 3,400 distinct species of snakes in the world.
It's about three times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 850 is 3.08 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.325 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)