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It's about one-and-nine-tenths times the number of Submarines in the US Navy
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.530 times 140.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.
It's about half the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address
In other words, 140 is 0.5150 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 1.940 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about half the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States
In other words, 140 is 0.5070 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 1.970 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about half the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 2 times 140.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about half the number of Beatles Songs
In other words, 140 is 0.4530 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 2.210 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
On a total of 58 albums, the Beatles recorded 309 songs during their performing career (with three of the songs released only on post-breakup Anthology albums after 1970). Of their catalog, a total of thirteen songs were number-one chart hits in both the US and the UK.
It's about two-fifths the number of Manned Flights to Space
In other words, 140 is 0.4490 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 2.230 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Countries in Africa
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.40 times 140.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)