It's about eleven-and-a-half times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.0862 times 8,700.(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about thirteen times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.077 times 8,700.(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
There are 650 Members of Parliament in the U.K. The Commons Chamber in the Palace of Westminster only has seating for 427 members, so those arriving late to House debates must stay standing.
It's about seventeen times the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.059 times 8,700.(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about eighteen-and-a-half times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.0543 times 8,700.(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
It's about one-twentieth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 8,700 is 0.0458331 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 21.81830 times that amount.The longest word in the English language (although somewhat disputed) is a chemical name for the substance connectin, made up of 189,819 letters (Click here to see the word...). The longest word found in most dictionaries, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, has just 45 letters.
It's about thirty times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.
It's about thirty times the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 8,700 is 27.90 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 0.0358 times that amount.(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)