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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, 1,000 is 1.19 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.84 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, 1,000 is 1.34 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 0.746 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, 1,000 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")
There are 650 Members of Parliament in the U.K. The Commons Chamber in the Palace of Westminster only has seating for 427 members, so those arriving late to House debates must stay standing.
It's about two-thirds the number of Golf Courses in Florida
In other words, 1,000 is 0.6588 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 1.518 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, 1,000 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 half the number of Steps in the Sears Tower
In other words, 1,000 is 0.4742 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 2.109 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.