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How much do Vodka sales help the Russian government?

Ten percent of the entire Russian government’s revenue comes from the sale of vodka.

How many words can you write using one standard pencil?

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.  More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times.

How many steps does it take to get to the top of leaning tower of Pisa?

There are 269 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As a point of reference, there are 1,792 steps to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

How many words per minute does the average person speak?

I am a professional speaker and podcast host and I speak at approximately 145-160 words per minute (wpm), while many sources state that average American English speaker engaged in a friendly conversation speaks at a rate of approximately 110–150 wpm.

How many days are there of Chinese New Year?

The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year decorations, including red envelopes for money. Many people clean their homes to welcome the Spring Festival.

How many bones are in the human hand?

The human hand has 27 bones, not including the sesamoid bone, the number of which varies between people. 14 of which are the phalanges (proximal, intermediate and distal) of the fingers. The metacarpals are the bones that connects the fingers and the wrist.

How long does it take for your eyes to adjust to the darkness?

On an average it takes 30 to 45 minutes for your rods to be fully dark adapted to night vision. It also covers things such as Mesopic vision and Scotopic vision, eye health, and how to actually dark adapt. I suggest it as a good read.