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It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Countries in Africa
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.40 times 142.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 56 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2020. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.3 billion inhabitants.List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories_in_Africa
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)
It's about three-tenths the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union
In other words, the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 3.330 times 142.
(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)
During its 19 appearances in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Soviet Union was awarded 473 gold medals. The Union holds the as-yet-unbroken record for gold medals in gymnastics, with 72.
It's about one-fourth the number of Stores in the Mall of America
In other words, 142 is 0.270 times the count of Stores in the Mall of America, and the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 3.70 times that amount.
(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 one-fifth the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.)
In other words, 142 is 0.220 times the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.), and the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 4.50 times that amount.
(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 one-fifth the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 5 times 142.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about one-fifth the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In other words, 142 is 0.190 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 5.260 times that amount.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
As of November, 2015, there were 749 individuals in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists and bands must have had at least 25 years of fame before being considered for induction in the Hall.