Water Facts – Facts about Water: Water is an essential thing required for every people living in this world. Even now people starve for water. If the water scarcity continues, then one day people will suffer a lot for water. The below are few water facts to make you understand the necessity of water.
- 3.4 million people die each and every year from water-related causes.
- People living in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of around 3.7 miles i.e. 6 KM to collect water.
- Around 1 in 9 people lack access to an improved water source.
- The average toilet uses 6 liters (1.6 gals) of clean water in one single flush.
- Nearly 700 million people living in China drink contaminated water.
- 1% of the World’s Water Is Drinkable.
- Your bones are composed of 31% water.
- An average swimming pool loses around 1,000 gallons i.e. 3,785 L a month to evaporation and other causes.
- 90% of the fresh water in the world is in Antarctica.
- Water itself does not conduct electricity well, but the impurities found in water do.
- In Peru, there’s a billboard that generates drinkable water out of thin air.
- Cold water is heavier than hot water.
- There is a water reservoir located floating in the space which is equivalent to 140 trillion times all water in the world’s ocean.
- Each foot contains around 250,000 sweat glands.
- Two-thirds of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom.
- The probability that you in any one glass of water will find at least one molecule of water once had by Cleopatra is practically 100%.
- Approximately 75% of human feces is made of water.
- Drinking too much of water can cause you water intoxication.
- 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake named Russia’s Lake Baikal.
- Water constitutes only about 0.07% of the earth by mass or 0.4% of the earth by volume.
- In some circumstances, Hot water can freeze much faster than cold water.
- Water is light turquoise blue due to the weak absorption in the red part of the visible spectrum.
- The first known water vending machine goes back to the 1st Century AD. It accepted one coin, then dispensed holy water.
- 86% of the holy water that are tested in Austria contained fecal matter, mostly from people’s hands.
- It takes around 2,900 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans.
- Bill Gates Sponsors a Machine That Turns Poop Into Drinking Water.
- The expiration date on the water bottles is for the bottle, not the water.
- Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can.
- Humans can use only about .003 percent of the water on Earth.
- The world record for holding one’s breath underwater is 22 minutes.
Water Facts – Numbers:
- The boiling point of the water at the top of the Mount Everest is 71 °C (160 °F).
- The skin is 64% water, kidney and muscles are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
- You can save around 2,190 gallons of water per person a year by only flushing the toilet once a day.
- A man revived five rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using native water preservation techniques.
- Washing dishes by hand use almost seven times the amount of water as a modern dishwasher.
- The average American golf field consumes around 312,000 gallons of water per day.
- In 2013, two physicists managed to “tie” water into knots.
- The amount of H2O molecules in ten drops of water are equal to the number of all the stars present in the universe.
- The U.S. consumes less water now than they did in 1970.
- It takes around 50 glasses of water to grow the oranges to make a glass of orange juice.
- A modern model of the chemistry of the early solar system explains that up to half the water right now on Earth was obtained from an abundant supply of interstellar ice like our sun formed.
Water Facts – Science Belief:
- Scientists believe that cats are afraid of the water because their ancestors lived in an area with few large bodies of water and never had to learn how to swim.
- Approximately 70% of the freshwater used by humans goes to agriculture and livestock.
- The chlorine in the swimming pools isn’t what causes eyes red. It is the chlorine binding to the bacteria in the water.
- California’s interconnected water system is the largest in the world, managing over 40,000,000 acre-feet of water per year.
- The average shower loses 20 gallons (75 L) of water.
- It takes about 37 gallons (140 liters) of water to grow the coffee beans and process them to make one cup of coffee.
- It can take about 2,700 liters of water to create the cotton needed to make a single T-shirt.
- In 2013, after more than around 20 years of soda being America’s number one beverage, water had taken over as Americans’ favorite drink.
- Living in sight of water can keep you calmer, happier and more creative, a study found.
- Polluted water kills kids at a rate equivalent to a fully laden jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
Water facts – Fresh Water:
- More than a billion people don’t have access to fresh water.
- At least 22 million gallons of water is trapped in plastic bottles and thrown into landfills every year in the U.S. alone.
- The names of the English rivers Axe, Esk, Avon, Exe and Ouse all mean ‘river’ or ‘water’ in various ancient languages.
- There is a reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans deep beneath the Earth’s surface.
- Water tastes stale when left out overnight because it absorbs carbon dioxide from the air.
- Tina Christopherson, a woman reportedly having the IQ of 189, died in 1977 when she fanatically drank 4 gallons (15 liters) of water a day to “cleanse her body” of what she suspected was stomach cancer.
- A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans is located deep beneath the Earth’s surface.
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