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It's about twenty times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.05 times 15,000.
(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.
It's about twenty times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.05 times 15,000.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
An average ear of dent corn, the kind grown to feed to animals and to make other foods, has an average of 800 kernels. Each acre of corn yields about 15,900 ears of corn.
It's about twenty times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.043 times 15,000.
(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 thirty times the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.034 times 15,000.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about thirty times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, 15,000 is 31.70 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.0315 times that amount.
(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)
It's about one-fortieth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 15,000 is 0.0255412 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 39.15240 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
It's about 45 times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.023 times 15,000.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)