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Fun Facts
  • Water that is safe to drink is called Potable.
  • Water is composed of two elements: HYDROGEN and OXYGEN.
    2 HYDROGEN + 1 OXYGEN = H20 Water!
  • There is the same amount of water on Earth now as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.
  • Nearly 97% of the world's water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity's needs - all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs.
  • Water regulates the Earth's temperature. It also regulates the temperature of the human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes.
  • 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water.
  • A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
  • Water expands by 9% when it freezes. Frozen water (ice) is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water.
  • One ear of corn is 80% water.
  • On the average, 50% - 70% of summer household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens.
  • Running the water while brushing your teeth wastes up to 4 gallons a minute.
  • Almost 80% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
  • The BATHROOM is the room in the house where most water is used. (The toilet is the number one water-using appliance in the home).
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