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It's about three times the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, 43 is 2.90 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.340 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about one-third the number of Union Stations in the United States
In other words, 43 is 0.3190 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 3.130 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about three-tenths the number of Moons in our Solar System
In other words, 43 is 0.2950 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 3.390 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about one-fourth the number of John Wayne films
In other words, 43 is 0.2420 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 4.130 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 five times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven
In other words, 43 is 4.777777777780 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.2093023255810 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-fifth the number of Bones in the Human Body
In other words, 43 is 0.2090 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 4.780 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
The adult human body contains 206 bones. A newborn's body contains more bones — 270 — with unfused bone segments in the legs, arms, head, and face.
It's about one-fifth the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address
In other words, 43 is 0.1580 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 6.330 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.