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 It's about four times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming. In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.30 times 8. (2013 figures) It's about two times the number of Living U.S. Presidents. In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.50 times 8. (a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current) As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times. It's about nine-tenths the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven. In other words, 8 is 0.8888888888890 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 1.1250 times that amount. (a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven) Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral. It's about half the number of Living Kings and Queens. In other words, 8 is 0.530 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 1.90 times that amount. (2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs) It's about three-tenths the number of Countries in the European Union. In other words, 8 is 0.290 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 3.40 times that amount. (a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures) It's about one-fifth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth. In other words, 8 is 0.170 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 5.90 times that amount. (Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows) It's about one-tenth the number of Countries in Africa. In other words, 8 is 0.150 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 6.70 times that amount. (2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)