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It's about the number of Blue Whales in the World
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language
In other words, 8,500 is 0.90880 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1.10 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Benches in Central Park
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 1 times 8,500.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church
In other words, 8,500 is 1.5880 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.62970 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
As of 2015, there are 5,352 bishops in the Catholic Church. These bishops supervise a total of 3,127 dioceses, archdioceses, and other administrative regions.
It's about four times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide
In other words, 8,500 is 4.027 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.24830 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about four times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower
In other words, 8,500 is 4.03 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.24810 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-fourth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World
In other words, 8,500 is 0.240 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 4.20 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)