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It's about one-and-nine-tenths times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.530 times 140.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about half the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 140 is 0.5150 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 1.940 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.
It's about half the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 140 is 0.5070 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 1.970 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about half the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 2 times 140.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about half the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 140 is 0.4530 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 2.210 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about two-fifths the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 140 is 0.4490 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 2.230 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.
It's about two-fifths the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 2.50 times 140.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)