Bluebulb Projects' The Measure of Things presents:
12,000 is about twenty times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.05 times that amount.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)