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It's about 100 times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.01 times 42,000.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about 100 times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
In other words, 42,000 is 120 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 0.0083 times that amount.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
It's about 150 times the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 42,000 is 135 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.00741 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 150 times the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 42,000 is 136 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.00735 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about 150 times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 42,000 is 152 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.00658 times that amount.
(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 150 times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 42,000 is 154 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.00649 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about 200 times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 42,000 is 204 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.0049 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)