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It's about nine-tenths the number of Words in the Gettysburg Address.
In other words, 240 is 0.8820 times the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address, and the count of Words in the Gettysburg Address is 1.130 times that amount.
(Bliss text)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States.
In other words, 240 is 0.870 times the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States, and the count of Professional Baseball Teams in the United States is 1.150 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (includes Major, Minor, and Independent Leagues)
It's about one-and-one-fifth times the number of Bones in the Human Body.
In other words, 240 is 1.170 times the count of Bones in the Human Body, and the count of Bones in the Human Body is 0.8550 times that amount.
(adult, excluding sesamoid bones and ossicles)
It's about four-fifths the number of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body.
In other words, the count of Vertebrae in a Snake's Body is 1 times 240.
(Serpentes) (Approximate)
It's about four-fifths the number of Beatles Songs.
In other words, 240 is 0.7770 times the count of Beatles Songs, and the count of Beatles Songs is 1.290 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Beatles) (1958 thru 1996)
It's about three-fourths the number of Manned Flights to Space.
In other words, 240 is 0.7690 times the count of a Manned Flights to Space, and the count of a Manned Flights to Space is 1.30 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (flights with at least 80km altitude; US, Russia, the Soviet Union, and China)
It's about one-and-one-third times the number of John Wayne films.
In other words, the count of John Wayne films is 0.7410 times 240.
(a.k.a. "Duke", a.k.a. JW, a.k.a. Marion Mitchell Morrison, a.k.a. Marion Robert Morrison, a.k.a. Duke Morrison) (films starring the actor in any size role)