45 Amazing Facts About Water That Will Leave You Amazed

Facts About Water

Water is an essential element of life on Earth, covering approximately 71% of the planet’s surface and making up a significant portion of our bodies. While it may seem like a simple substance, water hides a world of remarkable and mind-boggling facts beneath its seemingly calm surface. In this article, we’ll dive into the world of water and explore ten astonishing facts that will undoubtedly leave you amazed.

Water is the most abundant compound on Earth’s surface,Covering about 70%,In Nature it exist in Solid,liquid and gaseous state.Like many substances water can take numerous forms that are broadly categorized by phase of matter,The liquid phase is most common of its other phases,Water has the second highest specific heat capacity as well as high heat of vaporization.

We can say that it is the essential compound for living being,due to its broad spectrum properties,usage and benefits in every aspect of life its importance cant be neglected.

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Now a day a phrase “water crises” taken up into the minds of every person in this universe,shortage of water,deaths due to water born diseases,water usage for industries and many more creating a hype among the people and creating ecological imbalance,hydrological imbalance and many other problems for the environment and for living beings.

Interesting Facts About Water:

There are some amazing, interesting and shocking facts and figures about water as below:

  1. Water is Older Than the Sun: Believe it or not, the water we have on Earth predates our sun! Water molecules have been around for over 4.5 billion years, surviving multiple cosmic events and playing a crucial role in the formation of our planet.
  2. It Can Exist in Three States at Once: Water is one of the few substances that can simultaneously exist in three states: solid (ice), liquid (water), and gas (water vapor). This unique property is due to its special molecular structure.
  3. Earth’s Water is Finite: Despite its abundance, Earth’s water is a finite resource. Only about 2.5% of all water on our planet is freshwater, and the vast majority of it is trapped in glaciers, making it inaccessible for human consumption.
  4. Water Can Float on Itself: Unlike most substances, which become denser as they solidify, water is less dense as ice than it is as a liquid. This anomaly allows ice to float on water, a property that is crucial for the preservation of aquatic life in cold environments.
  5. Water is a Universal Solvent: Water’s unique structure makes it an excellent solvent, earning it the nickname “universal solvent.” It can dissolve a wide range of substances, making it essential for various chemical processes and life as we know it.
  6. The Water You Drink May Be Ancient: The water you drink today may have been around for billions of years. Due to Earth’s water cycle, the water we consume can have a rich history, possibly having been part of a dinosaur’s drink or even Cleopatra’s bath.
  7. It Can Flow Uphill: Capillary action, a phenomenon driven by surface tension and adhesion, allows water to defy gravity and flow upward against the force of gravity in small tubes and narrow spaces. This process is vital for the movement of water in plants and trees.
  8. Water is an Incredible Heat Regulator: Water’s high specific heat capacity allows it to absorb and store a significant amount of heat without a drastic temperature change. This property helps regulate Earth’s climate and makes water essential for temperature control in our bodies.
  9. The Deepest Point on Earth is in Water: The Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean is the deepest known point on Earth, reaching depths of about 36,070 feet (10,994 meters). This remarkable underwater chasm is home to a multitude of unique and undiscovered species.
  10. Water is Essential for Life: While this fact may not be surprising, it’s essential to emphasize that water is the foundation of all life on Earth. From the smallest microorganisms to the largest mammals, every living creature relies on water for survival.
  11. 3.575  Million people die each year from a water related disease,this is equal to the entire city of LOS ANGELES
  12. 884 Million people lack access to clean water that’s almost 3 times the united states population
  13. Every 20 seconds,A child dies from a water-born illness
  14. Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
  15. The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
  16. People living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city.
  17. An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day
  18. 43% of water related deaths are due to diarrhea
  19. A typical individual in the United States uses 500 litres of water each day.
  20. As little as one dollar can provide clean water for a child in the developing world for an entire year
  21. Simple washing hands can decrease the chance of diarrhea by around 35%
  22. Global sales of bottled water account for over 60$-80$ billion each year
  23. Drilling a fresh water well can cost anything from a few hundred dollars over $40,000.
  24. It takes up to 5000litres of water to produce 1kg rice.
  25. The average dishwasher uses over 100 litres per cycle.
  26. It takes over 11,000 litres of water to produce a pound of coffee.
  27. It takes about 300 litres of water to make the paper for just one sunday newspaper.
  28. Agriculture is responsible for about 70% of the world’s water usage.Industry uses a further 22%
  29. Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
  30. Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
  31.  Human brains are 75% water.
  32.  Human bones are 25% water.
  33.  Human blood is 83% water.
  34.  75% of a chicken is water.
  35.  80% of a pineapple is water.
  36.  95% of a tomato is water.
  37.  70% of an elephant is water.
  38.  Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water.
  39.  A single tree will give off 265 liters (70 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.
  40. An acre of corn will give off 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.
  41.  A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day.The amount of water we deliver on a hot summer day, 308 million litres (80 million gallons), co
  42. uld fill 1.28 billion cups of coffee.
  43. Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.
  44. Today, at least 400 million people live in regions with severe water shortages.
  45. To manufacture new cars 148,000 litres (39,000 gallons) of water are used per car.

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