Fun Facts About Water
Water is the one thing all living things have in common. We all need it to live and function. Yet even still there’s a lot about water that most of us don’t even think about when we drink a glass. After all water like anything else is made up of unique elements that can both benefit and harm people under the right circumstances. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a list of interesting facts about our planet’s water supply to help us understand our water better;
- There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed
- Frozen water is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water
- Water is composed of two elements, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.
- Water expands by 9% when it freezes
- Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable
- The average total home water use for each person in the U.S. is about 50 gallons a day
- 2% of the world’s water is locked in ice caps and glaciers
- A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water
- Water regulates the Earth’s temperature just like it does in the human body
- 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water
- In the human body, water carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes
Water is very interesting when you really think about it. Several different bodies of water can have totally different genetic makeup. This means whether or not it’s safe to drink could go either way. And even so, we still need water to survive. So make sure you know a little something about water. You might be surprised what you can uncover about this unique liquid.
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