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It's about the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about the number of Manned Flights to Space
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
Since the flight of the Vostok 1 in April, 1961, there have been a total of 312 manned spaceflights under the American, Russian, Soviet, and Chinese space programs. Furthermore, the space programs of the US, Russia, the Soviet Union, France, Argentina, and Iran have launched a total 32 monkeys (specifically rhesus, cynomolgus, and squirrel monkeys, macaques, chimpanzees) into space.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Beatles Songs
In other words, 312 is 1.01 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 0.990 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun
In other words, 312 is 0.890 times the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun, and the count of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun is 1.10 times that amount.
(McDonald's sandwich; approximate figures)
Each McDonald's Big Mac crown bun contains about 350 sesame seeds. McDonald's serves about 1.57 million Big Macs to its customers each day.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States
In other words, 312 is 1.130 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 0.8850 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about one-and-one-fifth times the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address
In other words, 312 is 1.150 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 0.870 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863, at the postwar dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, lasted just over two minutes and contained an estimated (the exact wording of the original speech is disputed) 272 words. Lincoln wrote five (5) drafts of the speech, which are known today by the last names of the original recipients.
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Bones in the Human Body
In other words, 312 is 1.510 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.6620 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)