22+ Fun And Interesting Facts About Water

Water is life for all living things on our planet. Without water no lives can survive. All living cells need water to perform their biological replication. Water is The liquid state of H2O in standard temperature and pressure. Water is an everyday essential for 6 billion people and many other billion animals living on the planet. Plants are also incredibly dependant on the water to survive and grow. For almost everything, humans do water is essential. Water is the core of our entire socio-economic system. Water is vital for mankind's survival as it is one of the key factors of how we manage the risks of famine and epidemics. The Earth's temperature is closely related to water.

Water is one of the earliest substances that formed the Earth. Recent studies suggest that water appeared on the Earth around 4.67 billion years ago. Some sources also suggest that water came from asteroids later on. Surface water and Ground Waters are the two main sources of water. Sea and Ocean is the largest source of surface water. Groundwater is found under some feet to several hundred feet under the ground. Sea or ocean water covers almost over 96% of all surface water. Sea and ocean water is known as saltwater. Saltwater is 96.5% water, 2.5% salts, and little amount of other substances. All waters other than saltwater are known as freshwater. The amount of Freshwater is only 3% of all water. Freshwater is drinkable.

Every animal body needs water to function. Animal bodies are 75% water and in newborn animals, it's 90%. Plantations need water to grow. Without water, plants can not process their own foods. Animals get most of their needed water from their food. Plantations absorb water through their roots. Losing over 10% of its body water can cause the death of the animal. Water is also important for food processing and cooking for humans. Even in the process of making many products water is an important element. Most of the ancient civilizations were built near big freshwater resources. Water shaped the course of the history of this planet. Many things are little known about this transparent, liquid, and tasteless compound. Here are some magnificent facts on water.

Fact: The oldest found water is around 2.6 billion years old. In 2006 a pool of water was discovered in a mine in Ohio. Later it is found that the water the pool was containing is 2.6 billion years old.

Fact: There is water in the atmosphere. The atmosphere of eath contains at least 37.5 billion liters of water.

Fact: Mineral water is the safest water to drink. Mineral water contains some minerals like sulfur, magnesium, and calcium.

Fact: 321,000,000 cubic miles Of water is in the seas, oceans, and bays.

Fact: About 5,773,000 cubic miles of water is in form of ice.

Fact: Water weighs about 8 pounds a gallon.

Fact: About 70% of freshwater is directly and indirectly used in human consumption.

Fact: In a 100-year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.

Fact: There is heavy water. Heavy water contains deuterium, a hydrogen isotope that is heavier than common hydrogen.

Fact: Tritiated water is a type of water that contains protium or deuterium. Tritiated water is radioactive.

Fact: There are 8.4 million liters of water on average for every person on the Earth.

Fact: Every day 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States.

Fact: According to Worldometers 4,450,000,000 gallons of water will be withdrawn by the end of 2020.

Fact: It takes 6,800 gallons of water to grow a day’s food for a family of four.

Fact: The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water.

Fact: Americans use 5.7 billion gallons per day from toilet flushes.

Fact: Drinking too much water can be fatal.

Fact: Water is one of the most wasted things. About one-fourth of all usable water is wasted.

Fact: A leaky tap that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year

Fact: NASA has discovered water in the form of ice on the moon.

Fact: The World Health Organization estimates that 3.575 million people die from water-related diseases a year.

Fact: Afghanistan is the most water using country. Percapita uses of water Afghanistan in is 2,674 litters.

Water is the most important compound for life. If we could find water on the nearest planets we could have started to live there. Water is available to us. But over 2.1 billion people all over the world lack safe drinking water. Many disease outbreaks form from contaminated water. 22 of March is declared the World Water Day by the UN. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. We all hope for fresh drinking water for all humans and living beings.