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It's about three-fifths the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 2 times 473.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 473 is 1.710 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.5850 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about one-and-three-fourths times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.5750 times 473.
(Bliss text)
It's about three-fifths the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 473 is 0.5620 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 1.780 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
It's about two times the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 0.50 times 473.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.4350 times 473.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 473 is 2.660 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.3760 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)