Water is an exhaustible resource and currently many regions are affected by the lack of water or sanitation systems. Hence the importance of sensitizing the civil, public and private sectors, so that each takes the respective measures for the care and preservation of water. Then we present to you 20 curiosities you probably didn’t know about water and that you will surely want to share:
- Freshwater animals are disappearing five times faster than land animals.
- More than 1.1 billion people in the world do not have direct access to drinking water sources.
- With only four liters of gasoline, you can contaminate up to 2.8 million liters of water.
- Human beings cannot smell or taste substances that are not soluble; on a dry tongue, sugar has no flavor, and on a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be perceived.
- Water is the only substance found in nature that can be found in solid, liquid and gaseous form.
- A single tree loses 265 liters of water per day through evaporation and a hectare of maize more than 30,000 litres.
- Frozen water weighs 9% less than liquid water. This is why ice floats on water.
- For water to be salty, it only needs to contain one thousandth of its weight in salt.
- 90% of the fresh water resources available on the planet are found in Antarctica.
- Every year, 3.5 million people die from water quality-related diseases. 98% of these deaths occur in developing countries.
- The average human body contains about 37 liters of water, which is equivalent to 66% of an adult’s body mass.
- A person can survive a month without food, but only a maximum of seven days without drinking water.
- Not all the water consumed daily is drunk; most foods contribute a percentage to the body.
- When a person is thirsty, it is because they have lost more than 1% of the total water in their body.
- Salt water cannot be drunk because it causes dehydration and the body ends up eliminating more water than it consumes.
- The Earth is mostly covered in water, covering 70% of the surface. However, only 3% is sweetened, of which 2% is frozen.
- North Americans use five times more water than Europeans.
- On average, people use 190 liters of water per day.
- More than two thirds of the water consumed in the house is used in the bathroom.
- A leaky faucet wastes more than 75 liters of water a day.
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Reference article: https://www.expoknews.com/20-curiosities-of-water-that-will-surprise-you/