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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)
Nicknamed "America's pastime," there are 276 professional baseball teams in the United States (across all levels of play). Major League Baseball — the league with the highest level of professional play — drew more than 74 million spectators at gmes in 2013.
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)
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 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)
Known for his distinctive voice and walk, Oscar-winning Western actor John Wayne appeared in 178 films between 1926 and 1976. He was said to have the lead role in 142 of those films.