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It's about the number of Beatles Songs.
It's about the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
(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 the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 1.01 times 309.
(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 one-and-one-tenth times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 309 is 1.120 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.8930 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, 309 is 0.880 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 1.10 times that amount.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 309 is 1.140 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.8770 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.6670 times 309.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)