Water Facts

Water Facts

3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.

People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 KM) to collect water.

An average swimming pool loses 1,000 gallons (3,785 L) a month to evaporation and other causes.

The average toilet uses 6 litres (1.6 gal) of clean water in a single flush.

Your bones are composed of 31% water.

1% of the World’s Water Is Drinkable.

Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.

In Peru, there’s a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.

About 1 in 9 people lack access to an improved water source.

Water itself does not conduct electricity well, but the impurities found in water do.

In the Middle Ages BEER was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer.

Hot water is heavier than cold water.

90% of the world’s fresh water is in Antarctica.

There is a water reservoir floating in space that is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world’s ocean.

Two-thirds of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom.

Approximately 75% of human feces is made of water.

A teaspoon of water contains about 500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in it.

The probability that you in any glass of water will find at least 1 molecule of water once drunk by Cleopatra is practically 100%.

Drinking too much water can cause a water intoxication.

Water constitutes only 0.07% of the earth by mass or 0.4% of the earth by volume.

Water is light turquoise blue due to the weak absorption in the red part of the visible spectrum.

20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia’s Lake Baikal.

Hot water can freeze faster than cold water, in some circumstances.

The first known vending machine dates back to the 1st Century AD. It accepted a coin, then dispensed holy water.

It takes up to 2,900 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans.

86% of holy water contains fecal matter.

The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle, not the water.

Bill Gates Sponsors a Machine That Turns Poop Into Drinking Water.

Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can.

The world record for holding one’s breath underwater is 22 minutes.

Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.

The boiling point of water at the top of Mt. Everest is 71 °C (160 °F).

The skin is 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

You can save 2,190 gallons of water per person per year by only flushing the toilet once a day.

A man revived 5 rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using native water-preservation techniques.

Washing dishes by hand use almost 7 times the amount of water as a modern dishwasher.

The average American golf course consumes around 312,000 gallons of water per day.

In 2013, two physicist managed to “tie” water into knots.

The number of H2O molecules in 10 drops of water are equal to the number of all the stars in the universe.

The U.S. uses less water now than it did in 1970.

It takes about 50 glasses of water to grow the oranges to make one glass of orange juice.

A new model of the chemistry of the early solar system says that up to half the water now on Earth was inherited from an abundant supply of interstellar ice as our sun formed.

Scientists believe cats are afraid of water because their ancestors lived in an area with very few large bodies of water and never had to learn how to swim.

A reservoir of water 3 times the volume of all the oceans is located deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

 

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