Water: Things You Probably Didn't Know

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Alright here we go with five facts on water that most people won’t know:

  1. Drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication.  This is when the amount of liquid in your body dilutes your vital sodium levels.  This can cause nausea and vomiting, but if the condition worsens, it can go all the way to inducing convulsions and possibly comas.
  2. A previously healthy person can survive over a month without food but only three days maximum without water.  H2O is so vital to our existence that within hours of beginning to dehydrate many important body systems are affected, especially the muscles and the brain. 
  3. Only 2.5% of the Earth’s water can be used by humans and less then 1% of that can be consumed.  This is mostly found in freshwater lakes, rivers and natural underground reservoirs.

     

  4. Water that is frozen is almost 10% lighter then when it’s in its liquid form.  This is why ice floats in the sea and icecubes stay buoyant in your glass.  The water molecules are far closer together when frozen then when liquid or gas.

     

  5. And most importantly, the Earth almost never loses or gains anymore water, meaning that the water that you drank today has been on the earth since it was formed.  So no matter how hot it gets the amount of water remains the same, sure it may be disturbed to other regions in the future but its all still with us.

In the water conscious future we may face it’s important to arm ourselves with knowledge and resources so that we can adapt and survive.  This is just a little taste to get you all interested in one of the most vital resources on our planet.

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