20 Amazing Water Facts

Water is the most important resource in the world. Here are 20 amazing water facts that you may not know.

  1. 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
  2. It’s estimated the U.S. uses around 400 billion gallons of water per day.
  3. Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.
  4. To create one pint of beer it takes 20 gallons of water.
  5. Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour.
  6. Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon.
  7. Jellyfish and cucumbers are each 95% water.
  8. 70% of the human brain is water.
  9. Refilling a half-liter (16.9 oz) water bottle 1,740 times with tap water is the equivalent cost of a 99-cent water bottle at a convenience store.
  10. One pound of chocolate requires 3,170 gallons of water.
  11. Ground water occurs almost everywhere beneath the land surface.
  12. Chicken and goat are the least water intensive meats to consume.
  13. Over 90 % of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
  14. If everyone in the U.S. flushed the toilet just one less time per day, we could save a lake full of water about one mile long, one mile wide and four feet deep.
  15. In Washington state alone, glaciers provide 1.8 trillion liters (470 billion gallons) of water each summer.
  16. Water makes up about 65% of the human body, so if you weigh 100 pounds, 65 pounds of you is water.
  17. Drinking too much water can be fatal (known as water intoxication).
  18. A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes.
  19. Each cubic foot of Martian soil contains around two pints of liquid water, though the molecules are not freely accessible, but rather bound to other minerals in the soil.
  20. NASA has discovered water in the form of ice on the moon.

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Sources:

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/water_trivia_facts.cfm

http://www.water.siemens.com/en/about_us/Pages/Water_Footprint.aspx

http://blueplanetnetwork.org/water/

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5303137.doc

http://images.fastcompany.com/magazine/154/infographic/water-world.html

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/embedded-water/

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1186/html/gen_facts.html

http://pacinst.org/publication/10-shocking-facts-about-worlds-water/

http://www.waterwise.org.uk/pages/fun-facts.html

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/kids/funfacts.shtml

http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glaciers/quickfacts.html

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/

http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/fixleak.html

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/26/nasa-curiosity-rover-mars-soil-water

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/11/13/water.moon.nasa/index.html?iref=24hours

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