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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 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 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 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 one-fiftieth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 12,000 is 0.0204329 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 48.94070 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
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)