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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 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 45 times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States
In other words, 12,000 is 43.50 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.023 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about 40 times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.03 times 12,000.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about forty times the number of Beatles Songs
In other words, 12,000 is 38.80 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.0258 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
On a total of 58 albums, the Beatles recorded 309 songs during their performing career (with three of the songs released only on post-breakup Anthology albums after 1970). Of their catalog, a total of thirteen songs were number-one chart hits in both the US and the UK.
It's about forty times the number of Manned Flights to Space
In other words, 12,000 is 38.50 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.026 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
It's about thirty times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun
In other words, the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.029 times 12,000.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)