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It's about thirty times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 55,000 is 26.08 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.03834 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about thirty times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 55,000 is 26.05 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.03839 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about ten-and-a-half times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 55,000 is 10.280 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.09728 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about six-and-a-half times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.150 times 55,000.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
The worldwide population of blue whales (as of 2002) is estimated to be between 5,000 and 12,000. An estimated 378,200 blue whales were killed during the height of whaling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centures
It's about six times the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 0.20 times 55,000.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about six times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 55,000 is 5.880 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.17010 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 0.670 times 55,000.
(2015 figures) (approximate)