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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 490.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
An average ear of dent corn, the kind grown to feed to animals and to make other foods, has an average of 800 kernels. Each acre of corn yields about 15,900 ears of corn.
It's about three-fifths the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 490 is 0.582 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 1.72 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)
Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, is the smallest internationally recognized state in the world, with a population of just 842 people (according to a 2004 estimate). Each year, approximately 18 million tourists visit The City.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 490 is 1.78 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.562 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 one-and-four-fifths times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.556 times 490.
(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.
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 0.5 times 490.
(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 two-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 490 is 2.38 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.42 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 three times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, 490 is 2.75 times the count of John Wayne films, and the count of John Wayne films is 0.364 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.