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China Dam
News Item: “A towering dam in central China holds back a vast expanse of water destined to travel over 1,000 kilometers north to Beijing. . . . Another 8.5 billion cubic meters–equivalent to 3.4 million Olympic-sized swimming pools–will reach provinces along the way. . . .”
Testy Copy Editors asks:
“What’s that in soda cans?”
Well.
It comes to 23,951,599,306,600 soda cans, for those trying to visualize it.

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