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It's about one-and-three-fifths times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 280 is 1.570 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.6370 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)
It's about three-fifths the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, 280 is 0.5920 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 1.690 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 half the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, 280 is 0.540 times the count of Stores in the Mall of America, and the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 1.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 280 is 1.920 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.5210 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about two times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 280 is 2.07 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.4830 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about two-fifths the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, 280 is 0.430 times the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.), and the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 2.30 times that amount.
(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 two-and-a-half times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 280 is 2.370 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.4220 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
From element number one, hydrogen, to element one-hundred eighteen, ununoctium, there are 118 confirmed elements on the Periodic Table. Ninety-four of the elements exist in nature, and the remaining twenty-four have only been synthesized in labs (not having occurred naturally in the time since scientists have begun researching them)