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It's about half the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 970 is 0.4599 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 2.174 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 half the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 970 is 0.4595 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 2.176 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 three times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, 970 is 2.8 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.36 times that amount.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
Each McDonald's Big Mac crown bun contains about 350 sesame seeds. McDonald's serves about 1.57 million Big Macs to its customers each day.
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 970.
(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 Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 970 is 3.11 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.322 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
Since the flight of the Vostok 1 in April, 1961, there have been a total of 312 manned spaceflights under the American, Russian, Soviet, and Chinese space programs. Furthermore, the space programs of the US, Russia, the Soviet Union, France, Argentina, and Iran have launched a total 32 monkeys (specifically rhesus, cynomolgus, and squirrel monkeys, macaques, chimpanzees) into space.
It's about three times the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 970 is 3.14 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.318 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-and-a-half times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 970 is 3.51 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.285 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
Nicknamed "America's pastime," there are 276 professional baseball teams in the United States (across all levels of play). Major League Baseball — the league with the highest level of professional play — drew more than 74 million spectators at gmes in 2013.