Water Is Life: 50 Interesting Facts About Water That You Should Know!


Can you imagine life without water? Or are you the kind of person who would rather drink alcohol? You may even choose thirst over starvation. But no matter your preferences, these water facts will make you re-think your attitude towards this critical source.

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3.5 million people die every year due to water related reasons.

In many places in Africa and Asia people walk around 4 miles every day to get water.

An average toilet uses 1.5 gallons of clean water with every flush.

Almost 700 million people in China have to drink tainted water.

80% of underground water undrinkable in China

1 out of 9 people have no access to a treated water source.

Ayder Plains, Rize, Turkey.

Only 1% of water in the world is drinkable.

An average swimming pool loses 1,000 gallons of water a month due to evaporation and other reasons.

In Peru, there is a roadside Ad that can produce drinkable water from air!

Our bones are made of 31% water.

Water by itself doesn't conduct electricity well but the minerals and various elements in it do.

Cold water is heavier than warm water.

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

There is a floating water storage in space that contains 140 trillion times more water than all the oceans of the world.

An average house uses 2/3 of its daily water in the bathroom.

Human feces are approximately 75% water.

Every foot has 250,000 perspiratory (sweat) glands.

There's an almost 100% chance that any given glass of water contains a molecule that was previously consumed by Cleopatra.

Because water renews itself! Whoa.

Too much water can poison you.

It's called water intoxication, or hyponatremia.

The reason water is blue is that it emits too little infrared in our visual spectrum.

20% of the unfrozen fresh water in the world is in only one lake: Baikal Lake, Russia.

In some cases hot water freezes faster than cold water.

Check out the mpemba effect.

The first known automated machine is from 1st century. You could get holy water in exchange of a coin.

One pair of jeans take only(!) 2,905 gallons to produce.

In Australia, 86% of holy water that is tested has feces in it.

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

Bill Gates has sponsored a machine that turns feces into drinkable water.

Let's drink to that.

Giraffes can survive longer without water than camels.

The world record for holding your breath underwater is 22 minutes!

Check it out here.

Only 3% of the water in the world can be used by humans.

Because 97% is salt water, and the remaining 2% is frozen fresh water while 1% is available fresh water.

Water's boiling point is 160 F degrees on the peak of Mt. Everest.

Because pressure decreases higher you go from sea level, the boiling point also decreases.

64% of our skin is muscle, 79% of our kidneys is water.

If you flush once a day, you can save 2,190 gallons of water annually per person.

"Where did it disappear??" o.O

Someone in India revived 5 rivers by using traditional water storage techniques, and brought water back to 1000 villages.

Hand-washing dishes uses almost 7 times more water than a modern machine dishwasher.

An average American golf course uses 312,000 gallons of water a day (!!!).

The amount of oxygen molecules in 10 drops of water equals to all of the known stars of the universe.

50 glasses of water is used for growing oranges for and making one glass of orange juice.

According to a new model of solar system, half of the water on earth is from when the Sun was formed, due to a cosmic glacier system.

Scientists say that cats are scared of water because their ancestors lived in areas with plenty of water and never learned how to swim.

Chlorine isn't the reason pool water hurts our eyes. This is because of the contact of chlorine with the bacteria in the water.

70% of human use of fresh water is for agriculture and livestock.

The water system in California is the biggest in the world, with 4,933,923+13 liters annually.

Imagine the effects of the drought!

An average shower uses 20 gallons of water.

"Save Water: Shower Together."

Growing seeds for and making a mug of coffee requires around 37 gallons of water.

Making just one t-shirt can take 713 gallons of water for the production of its cotton.

"Nah, f.ck you man -.-"

A study finds that living near water can make us calmer, happier, and lead a more creative life.

These seagulls seem to like it! ^^

Soda, which was the number one drink in the USA for 20 years, has been replaced by water in 2013.

Only in the USA, every year at least 22,000,000 gallons of water remain in plastic bottles, and end up in garbage fields.

There is 3 times more water stored underground than the volume of all the oceans combined.

In 2013 two physicians succeeded to tie water in a knot.

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