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It's about 10,000 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 24,000.
(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 5,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0002 times 24,000.
(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)
It's about 2,500 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 24,000 is 2,666.666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000375 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 1,500 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.00063 times 24,000.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about 850 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0012 times 24,000.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 500 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.002 times 24,000.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 450 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.0023 times 24,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)