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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 one-fortieth the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 142 is 0.02653 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 37.690 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-fiftieth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 50 times 142.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about one-sixtieth the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 59 times 142.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
It's about one-sixty-fifth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 142 is 0.01518 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 65.880 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
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)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 260 times 142.
(2015 figures) (approximate)