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It's about the number of Benches in Central Park.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 10,000 is 1.069 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.93550 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these characters.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.830 times 10,000.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 10,000 is 1.8680 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.53530 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about three-tenths the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, 10,000 is 0.280 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 3.60 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
Operating in 119 countries, there are currently 36,000 McDonald's locations worldwide. From 1955 thru 1993, many McDonald's locations advertised the number in billions of hamburgers sold on their external signs, but abandoned theses updates after the figure passed 100 billion.
It's about one-fourth the number of Seats in Fenway Park.
In other words, 10,000 is 0.269750 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 3.70710 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
It's about four-and-a-half times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 10,000 is 4.7370 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.21110 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)