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It's about one-fifth the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 5 times 178.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about six-and-a-half times the number of Countries in the European Union
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.150 times 178.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about one-tenth the number of Golf Courses in Florida
In other words, 178 is 0.11730 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 8.5250 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
It's about one-tenth the number of Steps in the Sears Tower
In other words, 178 is 0.0844 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 11.850 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
The Sears Tower extends 108 stories into the sky above the city of Chicago and includes 2,109 steps in each of its stairwells. Each year, more than 1.3 million visitors make the trip to an observation area called the Skydeck on the 103rd floor.
It's about one-tenth the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide
In other words, 178 is 0.08432 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 11.860 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about twelve times the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.083 times 178.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about twenty times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven
In other words, 178 is 19.77777777780 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0505617977528 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.