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It's about 45 times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address
In other words, 12,000 is 44.10 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.0227 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about 60 times the number of Bones in the Human Body
In other words, 12,000 is 58.30 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.0172 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 65 times the number of John Wayne films
In other words, 12,000 is 67.40 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.0148 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 80 times the number of Moons in our Solar System
In other words, 12,000 is 82.20 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.0122 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
Astronomers and other scientists have confirmed the presence of 146 moons orbiting the major planets of our Solar System. About one third of those moons — 53 — are in orbit around the planet Saturn
It's about 90 times the number of Union Stations in the United States
In other words, 12,000 is 88.90 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.0112 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
Typically shared between multiple railroad companies and stations, there are about 135 "Union Stations" in the United States. Of these, the busiest station is Chicago Union Station, which handles 120,000 passengers each year.
It's about 100 times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table
In other words, 12,000 is 102 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.0098 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 100 times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park
In other words, 12,000 is 115 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.0087 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
As of the 2014 population count, there were 104 wolves living in Yellowstone National Park, in twelve packs. All of the wolves now living in the Park are thought to have descended from the 66 wolves (re)introduced into the Park in 1995-96.