Facts of Water

Facts of Water

DID YOU KNOW?

 
  • 3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.
  • People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 KM) to collect water.
  • The average toilet uses 6 litres (1.6 gal) of clean water in a single flush.
  •  About 1 in 9 people lack access to an improved water source.
  • 1% of the World’s Water Is Drinkable.

Value of Water

  • An average swimming pool loses 1,000 gallons (3,785 L) a month to evaporation and other causes.
  • In Peru, there’s a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.
  • Your bones are composed of 31% water.
  • Water itself does not conduct electricity well, but the impurities found in water do.
  • 90% of the world’s fresh water is in Antarctica.

Value of Water

  • There is a water reservoir floating in space that is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world’s ocean.
  • Two-thirds of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom.
  • Approximately 75% of human feces is made of water.
  • Each foot contains about 250,000 sweat glands.
  • Water constitutes only 0.07% of the earth by mass or 0.4% of the earth by volume.

Antartica

  • 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia’s Lake Baikal.
  • The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle, not the water.
  • It takes up to 2,900 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans.
  • Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can.
  • The world record for holding one’s breath underwater is 22 minutes.

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