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It's about the number of John Wayne films.
(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 nine-tenths the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 178 is 0.8640 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 1.160 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
The adult human body contains 206 bones. A newborn's body contains more bones — 270 — with unfused bone segments in the legs, arms, head, and face.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 178 is 1.220 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.820 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about one-and-one-third times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.7580 times 178.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 178 is 1.510 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.6620 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)
It's about two-thirds the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 178 is 0.6540 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 1.530 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about two-thirds the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 178 is 0.6450 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 1.550 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)