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50 Incredible Facts About Water

50 INCREDIBLE FACTS ABOUT, WATER SPACE & EARTH 109 Litres the quantity of water discovered in a crater 120 metres across) on the moon by NASA's LCROSS probe. Apollo 11 all drinking water on Apollo 11 was bubbly because the craft's hydrogen-gas filters didn't work Two Pints the amount of water found in a cubic foot of Martian dirt. 4 Litres how much water those on beard the International Space Station use to bathe compared to the 50 litres used typically on Earth. They also wash their hands in less than one tenth of what people on Earth use. 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 litres (that's 1,260 million trillion litres!) amount of water that can be found on Earth ph7 pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH, which is neither acidic nor basic. water is the only compound that is found naturally on Earth in three forms: Liquid, gas, solid. Since life began, we have had the same amount of water on the planet. So yes, we drink the same water as the dinosaurs. Only 1% of the world's water is readily available for human use. Nearly 97% is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in the ice caps and glaciers, leaving just 1% for all our needs 70% of the Earth's surface is covered y water. 2.6 Billion Years the age of the oldest water discovered on Earth. It was found in a mine 2 miles below the surface in Ontario, Canada. WORLD 70% of the world's available water is used for agriculture. Industry uses a further 22%. 768 Million People in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, roughly one in ten of the world's population. 80% of all illness in the developing world comes from waterborne diseases. Every 15 Seconds a child dies of waterborne diseases 3x Water in Accra, Ghana, costs three times as much as in New York. 20kg weight of the water often carried by women in Africa and Asia on their heads - the same as the average UK airport luggage allowance. On average, they have to walk 3.7 miles to collect water. MOUNTAINS, RIVERS & LAKES 68°C the temperature water boils at on the top of Mount Everest. Water deep in the ocean can remain in liquid form at temperatures much higher than 100 °C. This is because the boiling point of water changes relative to the barometric pressure. 2 million the approximate number of lakes in Canada. 31,752 of them have an area of at least one square mile. 4132 miles the length of the Nile River, the longest river in the world. The second langest river in the world is the Amazon at 4000 miles long. 40% the amount of salt in Lake Don Juan in north-eastern Antarctica, the world's saltiest lake so salty that it doesn't freeze even at temperatures of -50C. 143,244 sq Miles the size of the Caspian Sea, the largest lake on Earth. 366 metres the length of the River Morar, Britain's shortest river, It links Loch Morar, the deepest lake in Britain and the 17th deepest in the world, to the sea. SEAS & OCEANS Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water. 90% of rubbish in the world's oceans is plastic. 35 grams amount of salt in every kilogram of seawater UK RAIN 3 metres 40% the amount of annual rainfall in the Western Highlands in Scotland, the wettest part of the UK. of the atmosphere's moisture falls as precipitation each day. ПO 1285mm rainfall in 1872, the wettest year in England and Wales. In 2012, England and Wales experienced its third wettest year since records began in 1766 with 1243mm. 2.7 Million properties in England and Wales that are at risk of flooding. 1 Trillion Tonnes the amount of water that the sun causes to evaporate each day. 10 days the time a water molecule spends in the air after it has evaporated. HOUSES & CONSUMPTION 150 litres of water used each day by the average person in the UK. In Australia, it's around 500 litres and in the USA over 570 litres. 100 litres 8 litres of water used in the average dishwasher cycle. the amount of clean water used in a single flush of an average toilet. 62 litres amount of hot water used in an eight minute shower (the average shower length in the UKI. If a power shower is used, twice as much water is used. An average bath uses 80 litres. £1.5 billion 13 Billion plastic water bottles were bought in the UK in 2007 when the last count the amount the bottled water market is worth in the UK alone. was performed. 128 Olympic Swimming Pools the amount of water that could be saved every day if the entire adult population of England and Wales remembered to turn off the tap when brushing their teeth. 8.4 litres amount of water te d e of water. for an average the plastic 8000 litres the amount of water it takes to grow enough cotton for one pair of jeans. $900,000 the cost of the Aurum 79, the world's most expensive water bottle. Yes, that's over half a million pounds. The crystal glass bottle is adorned with 24-carat gold and 113 diamonds, and contains edible gold flakes. 350,000 Tonnes amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere every year from the UK bottled water industry alone. 63% of our daily water consumption at home originates from the bathroom and the toilet. 8 for Women 10 for Men the number of 200ml glasses of water that the European Food Safety Authority recommends per day. 300 litres of water to make the paper for just one Sunday newspaper. SUNDAY Vodka THE HUMAN BODY the word vodka is derived from the Slavic term voda, which translates to little water. 83% of human blood is made up of water. types of human tears: basal tears keep our eyes from drying out completely; reflex tears protect the eyes from irritants, and emotional tears are for when you need a good cry. 70% of an adult's body is made up of water. AQUATEC THE PURE WATER PEOPLE SOURCES http://www.space.com/7530-significant-amount-water-moon.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15836433 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/water-found-on-mars-by-nasa-curiosity-rover-8843550.html http://science1.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/ast02nov_1/ http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp- space/article/2009-06/40-years-later-ten-things-you-didnt-know-about-apollo-ii-moon-landing http://www.wateraid.org http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/crying1.htm http://matadornetwork.com (http://matadornetwork.com/change/40-shocking-facts-about-water/) http://www.bornrich.com/900000-aurum-79-worlds-expensive-water-bottle.html http://www.waterwise.org.uk/pages/fun-facts.html http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html http://data.defra.gov.uk/env/doc/Environmental%20Statistics%20key%20facts%202012.pdf http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/2012/annual.html http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/how-many-gallons-of-water-does-it-take-to-make.html http://www.livescience.com/32028-oldest-water-found-underground.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/gi/8796821/ai-Quite-interesting-facts-about-lakes.html http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/question157.htm http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/water-drinks.aspx Design by Jessica Webb jessica.webblelive.co.uk

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