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It's about 150 times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 28,000 is 157 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.00637 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)
Known for his distinctive voice and walk, Oscar-winning Western actor John Wayne appeared in 178 films between 1926 and 1976. He was said to have the lead role in 142 of those films.
It's about 200 times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 28,000 is 192 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.00521 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
Astronomers and other scientists have confirmed the presence of 146 moons orbiting the major planets of our Solar System. About one third of those moons — 53 — are in orbit around the planet Saturn
It's about 200 times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 28,000 is 207 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.00483 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
Typically shared between multiple railroad companies and stations, there are about 135 "Union Stations" in the United States. Of these, the busiest station is Chicago Union Station, which handles 120,000 passengers each year.
It's about 250 times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 28,000 is 237 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.00422 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)
It's about 250 times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 28,000 is 269 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.00372 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
It's about 300 times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 28,000 is 320 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.0031 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about 400 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 28,000 is 390 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.0026 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)