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How much is 970?

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It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 970 is 3.57 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.28 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.
It's about four-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 970 is 4.71 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.212 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about five-and-a-half times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 970 is 5.45 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.183 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Duke", a.k.a. JW, a.k.a. Marion Mitchell Morrison, a.k.a. Marion Robert Morrison, a.k.a. Duke Morrison) (films starring the actor in any size role)
It's about one-fifth the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 970 is 0.1812 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 5.519 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about six-and-a-half times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 970 is 6.64 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.151 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about seven times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 970 is 7.19 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.139 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about eight times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 970 is 8.22 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.122 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
From element number one, hydrogen, to element one-hundred eighteen, ununoctium, there are 118 confirmed elements on the Periodic Table. Ninety-four of the elements exist in nature, and the remaining twenty-four have only been synthesized in labs (not having occurred naturally in the time since scientists have begun researching them)