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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 16,000.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about twenty times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, 16,000 is 21.4 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 0.0467 times that amount.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about thirty times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.04 times 16,000.
(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 0.032 times 16,000.
(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, 16,000 is 33.8 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 0.0296 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-thirty-fifth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.0272439 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 36.7055 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 0.022 times 16,000.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
Each McDonald's Big Mac crown bun contains about 350 sesame seeds. McDonald's serves about 1.57 million Big Macs to its customers each day.