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20 Facts about water & our life

  1. Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
  2. Dropping just 2% of the water normally found in our bodies can lead to poor short-term memory, difficulty solving basic math problems and the inability for our eyes to focus.
  3. Approximately 6,800 gallons of water is needed to grow one days’ worth of food for a family of four.
  4. A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
  5. When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is not suited for all purposes water is normally used for.
  6. A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 75 L of water a day
  7. Human bones are 25% water
  8. Most of the world’s people must walk 3 hours to fetch water
  9. It takes 450 liters (120 Gallons) of water to produce one egg
  10. Bottled water can be up to 1000 times more expensive than tap water and it may not be as safe.
  11. Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom
  12. 70% of an elephant is water
  13. You should drink enough water to equal ½ your body weight in ounces each day. If you weight 180lbs you would need to drink 90 ounces of water per day.
  14. 25% of bottled water on the market today is drawn from municipal taps
  15. Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water
  16. It takes 5,680 liters of water to process one barrel of beer
  17. Having a bath uses less water than a typical shower.
  18. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80% of an infant’s body weight
  19. For every 6 ounces of caffeine you consume, an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water is needed to rehydrate you.
  20. A jelly fish and a cucumber are each made up of 95% water.

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