It's about 3,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0003 times 16,000.(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)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about one-four-thousandth the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, 16,000 is 0.00025 times the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011), and the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 4,000 times that amount.(sales figures as of 2011) (1982 release)
Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, has sold 65 million copies since its release. Following its release in 1982, the album — which contains hits like "Thriller," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" — won eight (8) Grammy Awards in 1984.
It's about one-five-thousandth the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.0001935 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 5,168 times that amount.(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
Wii Sports, the version that was bundled with the original Wii console, has sold 82.69 million units as of March, 2015.
It's about 8,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0001 times 16,000.(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-ten-thousandth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 10,000 times 16,000.(figures as of 2015)
First published in 1859, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two CIties is the best-selling novel of all time, for which complete sales figures are available, having sold an estimates 200 million copies. The novel itself contains 135,420 words.
It's about one-ninety-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.0000111 times the count of Users on Facebook, and the count of Users on Facebook is 90,100 times that amount.(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)
Facebook had 1.44 billion active users for the month ending March, 2015. In August, 2014, Facebook began a process of removing 87 million accounts that it had found to be fake.
It's about 0.0000009 times the number of Chickens in the World.
In other words, 16,000 is 0.00000084 times the count of Chickens in the World, and the count of Chickens in the World is 1,200,000 times that amount.(a.k.a. fowl) (Gallus gallus domesticus) (2011 figures) (average population)
The most numerous domesticated animals in the world, the estimated average population of chickens worldwide is 19 billion animals. Of these, about 6.4 billion birds produce the world's supply of chicken eggs.