Interesting Facts about Water
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75 % of the earth is covered with water.
97 % of earth’s water is in the oceans. Only 3 % of the earth’s water can be used as drinking water. 75 % of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the polar ice caps.
Although a person can live without food for more than a month, a person can only live without water for approximately one week.
The average person in the Ireland uses 80 to 100 gallons of water each day. During medieval times a person used only 5 gallons per day.
About 1.2 billion gallons of potable water are used in Ireland each day.
It takes 2 gallons to brush your teeth, 2 to 7 gallons to flush a toilet, and 25 to 50 gallons to take a shower.
It takes about 1 gallon of water to process a quarter pound of hamburger.
It takes 2,072 gallons of water to make four new tires.
Sources of water pollution include: oil spills, fertilizer and agricultural run-off, sewage, stormwater, and industrial wastes.
Ancient Egyptians treated water by siphoning water out of the top of huge jars after allowing the muddy water from the Nile River to settle.
Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, directed people in Greece to boil and strain water before drinking it.
In the 1950’s scientists began to suspect that water might carry diseases. Although earlier treatment of water could make the water safer, it was mainly done to improve the taste, smell or looks of the water.
Since life began, we have had the same amount of water on the planet. To the best of human understanding, life can only exist with water
More than half (63%) our daily water consumption at home originates from the bathroom and the toilet
Water regulates the Earth’s temperature
Water is the only mineral that is found naturally on Earth in three forms; liquid, gas, solid
One gallon of water is equal to 3.785 liters of water.
One cubic foot of water is equal to 7.48 gallons of water.
Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit or 100 degrees Celsius.
Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius.