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It's about 70 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.01 times 142.
(2013 figures)
It's about thirty times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.03 times 142.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
It's about sixteen times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 142 is 15.77777777780 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0633802816901 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about nine-and-a-half times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.110 times 142.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about five times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 142 is 5.10 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.20 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about three times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.330 times 142.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
A Great White Shark has 48 exposed teeth on their upper and lower jaws. Behind these exposed teeth are developing teeth — up to 300 in about 5 rows. The sharks will continuously lose and replace the exposed teeth throughout their lives.
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.380 times 142.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)