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It's about seventeen times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.0588 times 3,500.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about thirteen times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 3,500 is 12.90 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.0775 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about twelve-and-a-half times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.0787 times 3,500.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
Nicknamed "America's pastime," there are 276 professional baseball teams in the United States (across all levels of play). Major League Baseball — the league with the highest level of professional play — drew more than 74 million spectators at gmes in 2013.
It's about eleven-and-a-half times the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, the count of Beatles Songs is 0.0885 times 3,500.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about eleven times the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 3,500 is 11.20 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.0893 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
Since the flight of the Vostok 1 in April, 1961, there have been a total of 312 manned spaceflights under the American, Russian, Soviet, and Chinese space programs. Furthermore, the space programs of the US, Russia, the Soviet Union, France, Argentina, and Iran have launched a total 32 monkeys (specifically rhesus, cynomolgus, and squirrel monkeys, macaques, chimpanzees) into space.
It's about ten times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.10 times 3,500.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
Most snakes have 300 or more vertebrae, sometimes as many as 400. There are over 3,400 distinct species of snakes in the world.
It's about ten 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 0.10 times 3,500.
(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.