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It's about the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
An average ear of dent corn, the kind grown to feed to animals and to make other foods, has an average of 800 kernels. Each acre of corn yields about 15,900 ears of corn.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times the number of Population of Vatican City
In other words, 990 is 1.18 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.847 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
It's about one-and-one-third times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In other words, 990 is 1.32 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.758 times that amount.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.)
In other words, 990 is 1.5 times the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.), and the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.67 times that amount.
(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
It's about two-thirds the number of Golf Courses in Florida
In other words, 990 is 0.6522 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 1.533 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times the number of Stores in the Mall of America
In other words, 990 is 1.9 times the count of Stores in the Mall of America, and the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.53 times that amount.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about two times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union
In other words, 990 is 2.1 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.478 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)