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About water

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:37 am
by Leonel JB
Did you know:
You can refill an 8 oz. glass of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a six pack of soda pop. And, water has no sugar or caffeine.
The amount of water is constant and recycled throughout time; actually, it is possible to drink water that was part of the dinosaur era.
Ninety-seven percent of the earth's water is saltwater in oceans and seas. Of the 3% percent that is freshwater, only 1% percent is available for drinking -- the remaining 2% is frozen in the polar ice caps.
People need about 2.5 quarts of water a day (from drinking or eating) to maintain good health.
A person can live without water for approximately one week, depending upon the conditions.
While usage varies from community to community and person to person, on average, Americans use 183 gallons of water a day for cooking, washing, flushing, and watering purposes. The average family turns on the tap between 70 and 100 times daily.
Water makes up almost sixty six percent of the human body, and seventy percent of the brain.
Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, O degrees Celsius.
Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, 100 degrees Celsius.
Water is unusual in that the solid form, ice, is less dense than the liquid form, which is why ice floats.
One ear of corn is 80% water.
Americans drink more than 1 billion glasses of water per day.
Seventy five percent of a living tree is water