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It's about thirty times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming
In other words, 55 is 30 times the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming, and the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0 times that amount.
(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about ten times the number of Living U.S. Presidents
In other words, 55 is 10 times the count of Living U.S. Presidents, and the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the second President Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about six times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven
In other words, 55 is 6.11111111111 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.163636363636 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.
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, 55 is 3.7 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.27 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about two times the number of Countries in the European Union
In other words, 55 is 2 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.5 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth
In other words, 55 is 1.1 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.91 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about the number of Countries in Africa
In other words, 55 is 0.98 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 1 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)