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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)
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)
Known for his distinctive voice and walk, Oscar-winning Western actor John Wayne appeared in 178 films between 1926 and 1976. He was said to have the lead role in 142 of those films.
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)
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)
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)