37 Interesting Water Facts


Everyone is drinking water regularly, using it for washing clothes, utensils, bathing and for enumerate reasons. Water is so much important to life, without it there would not be one. But we never take it seriously unless there is shortage of water. Pure water is usually tasteless and odorless. Water is composed of two elements; oxygen and hydrogen and can dissolve almost all other substances. 

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37 Interesting facts about water

  1. 70% of human brain is water. 
  2. The human body on an average consists of 65% of water. 
  3. You can live without food for a month but only about a week without water. 
  4. Water covers around 70.9% of earth's surface. But the fact is that only 0.3% of the 70.9% is fresh water found in the rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and trapped in the ground or glaciers; remaining 97% is salt water which is of no use unless a suitable technology is derived to get fresh water from salt water at a reasonable price.
  5. Of the fresh water supply only 1% water is drinkable.
  6. More than 90% of World's supply of fresh water supply is in Antarctica. 
  7. Did you know that drinking too much water can be fatal and the condition is known as water intoxication. 
  8. You won't believe it, there is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all the rivers joined. 
  9. Water can dissolve more substances than any other fluid including sulphuric acid.
  10. A cucumber and jellyfish are made up of 95% water.
  11. In developing nations, almost 80% of illness are related to impure water.
  12. Water expands by 9% when freezes. Hot water freezes quickly than cold water does.
  13. NASA has discovered water on the moon, but it is in the form ice.
  14. We all love corns, but did you know that an acre of corn plantation will give away 15,000 liters of water per day in evaporation.
  15. It's hard to believe and quite amazing to know that if all the World's water was to be fit in a gallon jug, the quantity of water would be equal to about one tablespoon.
  16. 31% of human bones is water.
  17. Pure water has a pH value of 7, that means water is neutral; it's neither acidic nor alkaline.
  18. More than half of the water used in our homes is used in the bathroom.
  19. Soft drinks, tea and coffee are almost made up of water, but they also contain caffeine. The caffeine content present in them may prevent the water from travelling to the necessary parts of the body.
  20. The weight lost after intense physical activity is weight lost from water, not fat.
  21. It takes about 20,000 gallons of water to make one pint of beer.
  22. We all know camel is known as the ship of desert for it stores water and can survive without water for many days, but there are some rats that can survive longer than camels without water. 
  23. Water is the main food for our body and consuming good and pure water prevents the sagging of skin.
  24. When we feel thirsty it means that our body is already dehydrated.
  25. All the people out there, this is for you; a 2% reduction of water level in the body can lead to 20% decrease in the mental and physical performance.
  26. Leakages in the water pipeline can lead to wastage of about thousand gallons of water in a day.
  27. According to reports by 2025, two third of the World's population will be living in areas that are water stressed.
  28. According to World Health Organization, a child dies from water related disease every 90 second.
  29. Africa continent has the worst water crisis. Every day girls and women spend up to 6 hours for collecting water.
  30. In an extremely hot condition, an adult can lose around 1 to 1.5 liters of sweat within an hour.
  31. Approximately 750 light years from earth, a star has been found that blasts huge amount of water in to the interstellar space.
  32. Earth did not have water of its own. Scientists say that the Earth gained water from the collision of wet comets and asteroids that took place many billions ago when the inner solar system was still being formed.
  33. More than 1.5 billion people do not have access to clean and safe water.
  34. It takes more the 11,000 liters of water to produce one pound of coffee.
  35. There are places on Earth where water is costlier than soft drinks.
  36. In the continent of Africa, more people die of diarrhea than war in a single year.
  37. Water regulates the temperature of the earth.
So, you can see the importance of water in our lives. Save water, save life.Be thankful to God for water and all the things in life, as there are millions of people in the World who don't get it and are fighting for their life's day in and day out. Hope you enjoyed reading Interesting Water Facts. Do not shy to share it with your friends.

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