It's about sixteen times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In other words, the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.0625 times 12,000.(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about eighteen times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.)
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.056 times 12,000.(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
It's about twenty times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.05 times 12,000.(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about twenty times the number of Stores in the Mall of America
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.043 times 12,000.(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
Minnesota's Mall of America is home to 520 stores and attractions, including a wedding chapel, aquarium, and amusement park. Each year, an estimated 42 million people visit The Mall.
It's about thirty times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union
In other words, 12,000 is 25.40 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.0394 times that amount.(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
It's about thirty times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun
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)
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.