Interesting Facts About Water You Should Know

The existence of water is essential for life on Earth. It is clear that water is an incredibly important resource. 

Here are some interesting and amazing facts about Water:

• Water is made up of  two elements, hydrogen and oxygen. Its chemical formula is H2O.

• Water is the only substance on earth that is found naturally in three forms: liquid, solid and gas.

• There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. 

• Pure water has no smell and no taste, it also has a pH level around 7.

• Water from a sea or ocean is known as seawater. On average, every kilogram of seawater contains around 35 grams of dissolved salt.

• It takes more than twice the amount of water to produce coffee than it does tea.

• Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable.

• To create one pint of beer it takes 20 gallons of water

• 80% of all illness in the developing world is water related.

• Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour.

• A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

• Water regulates the Earth’s temperature.

• A jellyfish and a cucumber are each 95% water

• Water can move up narrow tubes against the force of gravity in what is known as capillary action.

• 75% of the human brain is water.

• Water makes up about 65%  of the human body.

• Drinking too much water can be fatal and known as water intoxication.

• Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.

• In a 100-year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere. 

• Water expands by 9% when it freezes. Frozen water (ice) is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water.

• Most of the water found on the earth's surface is permanently frozen or salty.

 • Electricity can be created from hydropower, a process that uses water to drive water turbines connected to generators.

•  If you ever catch a fever, be sure to drink lots of water—it regulates your body temperature.

• More than 90% of the world's supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica. 

• A trillion tons of water is evaporated every day by the sun.

• Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid. 

• If all of the world's water were to fit in a one gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to drink would be equal to only one tablespoon.

• 300 tons of water are required to manufacture 1 ton of steel.

•  Hot water can freeze faster than cold water under some conditions (commonly known as the Mpemba effect).

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