There are plenty of water facts that we can share with you but like with everything we do we like to be a little bit different.
We have sought out the most random water facts that the world can find and here are Hydratem8’s top 20.
- It takes 200 litres of water to produce the coffee beans required for just one cup of coffee.
- Water is sticky. The molecules love to stick to things, especially each other. It’s what gives it such a large surface tension. It keeps you alive: it means water can pull blood up narrow vessels in the body, often against the force of gravity.
- Water is the second most common molecule in the universe. The most common is hydrogen gas, H2.
- There are about 1.5 billion cubic kilometres of water on Earth – that’s 1.5 billion trillion litres, or 800 trillion Olympic swimming pools.
- 97% of the Earth’s water is salty. 2.1% is locked up in polar ice caps and less than 1% is available as fresh water.
- If all that water was evenly spread over the Earth’s surface it would have a depth of 3,700 metres.
- Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.
- An average swimming pool loses 1000 gallon of water a month to evaporation.
- Your bones are composed of 31% water.
- In the middle ages beer was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer.
- Cold water is heavier than hot water
- There is a water reservoir floating in space that is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world’s ocean.
- 20% of the worlds unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake – Russians Lake Baikal.
- The first known vending machine dates back to the 1st century AD. It accepted a coin. Then dispensed Holy Water.
- It takes up to 2900 gallons of water to make one pair of jeans.
- The expiration date on a bottle of water is for the bottle, not the water
- The world record for holing your breath under water is 22 minutes
- You can save 2190 gallons of water per person per year by only flushing the toilet once a day.
- Scientists believe that cats are afraid of water because their ancestors lived in an area with very few large bodies of water and so never learnt to swim.
- The chlorine in swimming pools is not what causes red eyes. It is the chlorine binding to the bacteria in the water that does it.
So there you have it, 20 of the most random facts when it comes to water. Which is your favourite?
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