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It's about 50 times the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 15,000 is 48.10 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.0208 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
It's about 50 times the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 15,000 is 48.50 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.0206 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about 50 times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.02 times 15,000.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
Most snakes have 300 or more vertebrae, sometimes as many as 400. There are over 3,400 distinct species of snakes in the world.
It's about 55 times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 15,000 is 54.30 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.0184 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about 55 times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 15,000 is 55.10 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.0181 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about 75 times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 15,000 is 72.80 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.0137 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
The adult human body contains 206 bones. A newborn's body contains more bones — 270 — with unfused bone segments in the legs, arms, head, and face.
It's about 85 times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 15,000 is 84.30 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.0119 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Duke", a.k.a. JW, a.k.a. Marion Mitchell Morrison, a.k.a. Marion Robert Morrison, a.k.a. Duke Morrison) (films starring the actor in any size role)