Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.


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While fighting dehydration by guzzling water, I came upon some interesting facts about water.

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  • Although water covers about 71% of the earth’s surface, only 3% is fresh water. For a perspective, if all the earth’s water fit in a gallon jug, the drinkable fresh water would be about 1 tablespoon.
  • Frozen water (ice) is about 9% lighter than water. That’s why ice floats.
  • The human body is about 66% water. Human blood is about 83% water. The brain is about 75% water. Bones are about 25%.
  • An elephant is about 70% water.
  • On average, a single tree provides about 75 gallons of water per day in evaporation.
  • Humans use about 50 gallons of water per day. Americans use more water per day than Europeans.
  • In America, water used around the house (cooking, cleaning, laundry, drinking, toilets, yard watering) makes up only 1% of total water usage.
  • It takes about 49 gallons of water to produce 1 glass of milk.
  • A bit over 39,000 gallons of water are needed to manufacture a car, including its tires.
  • Pollution of fresh drinking water is a problem for half of the earth’s population.

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Now I am quite parched; gotta get a drink of H2O.

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Comments on: "Trivia Tuesday – Water" (2)

  1. Yeah, I’m kind of thirsty, too. I only drink water and herbal tea. Got to get me some herbal tea… to make sure my body stays at least as solid as it appears to be!

  2. Interesting!

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