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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! (With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! (With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Water makes up almost sixty six percent of the human body and seventy percent of the brain. (Can’t drink this).

At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.

One ear of corn is 80 percent water. (Can’t drink this either).

75 percent of a living tree is water. (Nope.)

75 percent of a chicken is water. (You get the general idea …)

80 percent of a pineapple is water.

95 percent of a tomato is water.

Water usage in the U.K. is around 3.6 billion litres per day which is 151 litres per property. That’s about 150 litres per day per person.

The total amount of water on the earth is about 1.36 billion cubic kilometres of water.

Scientists estimate groundwater accounts for more than 95 percent of all fresh water available for use.

Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, O degrees Celsius.

Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, 100 degrees Celsius.

Water is unusual in that the solid form, ice, is less dense than the liquid form, which is why ice floats.

Water regulates the earth’s temperature.

So much water and only an infinitesimal percentage of the Earth’s water is available for human consumption. Perhaps a good idea to start this New Year with achievable resolutions and ones that won’t just make you feel good, but can help other 70 to 80 percent humanoid beings too.



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