25 Odd Facts About Water That Might Quench Your Curiosity

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2015

Would you believe that cold water is heavier than hot water? Or that hot water can actually freeze faster than cold water under certain circumstances? The world is a crazy place. Who would think that seemingly the most basic compound on our planet would be so interesting. To be honest, many of water’s quirky and interesting properties are what make life possible. Like the fact that 4 degrees Celsius is the temperature at which water has its maximum density. Nearly every single other compound continues to decrease in temperature as it becomes more dense. It is this simple and very strange property of water that has allowed life to exist on Earth. Think about it. The densest water always sinks to the bottom of the lake right? This means that the water at the bottom of the lake is always 4 degrees Celsius. The ice and other colder water rises to the top. This is why when lakes freeze the ice stays floating at the surface and the fish can swim freely down below. If water didn’t behave the way it does, life wouldn’t be able to survive in your back yard lake when it freezes over. These are 25 Odd Facts About Water That Might Quench Your Curiosity!

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Cold water is heavier than hot water

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And hot water can actually freeze faster than cold water under certain circumstances

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Only 1% of the world's water is drinkable

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In Peru there is a billboard that creates drinkable water out of the air

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Water doesn't actually conduct electricity very well, but the impurities found in water do

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During the Middle Ages beer was consumed more than water because the alcohol was safer to drink

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Remember how we said that 1% of Earth's water is drinkable? Well, about 90% of that drinkable water is found in Antarctica

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Two thirds of the water used in an average home is used in the bathroom

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Drinking too much water can kill you (water intoxication)

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So we said that 90% of the Earth's 1% of drinkable water is Antarctica right? Now get this - 20% of the remaining .1% is in a Russian Lake called Lake Baikal

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It takes nearly 3,000 gallons of water to manufacture one pair of jeans

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The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle, not the water (although when the bottle expires it may start to leak chemicals into the water. This, however, is usually not life threatening but might change the taste)

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Bill Gates oversaw the construction of a machine that turns feces into drinkable water and electricity

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The reason that the machine works is that 75% of your feces is actually water

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People in Asia and Africa have to walk an average of 6km (3.7 miles) to collect water

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Your bones consist of 31% water

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Jellyfish are about 95% water

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There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all the Earth's rivers combined

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Because of the altitude, water boils quicker in Denver than in New York City

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The average American uses 100 gallons of water every day

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The average resident of Sub-Saharan Africa uses about 3 gallons of water per day

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Water is the only substance to be found naturally on Earth in 3 states (solid, liquid, and gas)

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If the sea level rose 10 meters because of melting ice caps, 25% of the United States population would be affected

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Scientists have recently confirmed that there is water on the moon

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Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can

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