20 Amazing And Shocking Facts About Water That You Might Not Know

20 Amazing And Shocking Facts About Water That You Might Not Know

Water is the most important resource in the world and a necessity for us. Once we used to think that it is an endless resource but now we know better. Here are a few amazing and shocking facts about Water. Let’s get started

  • 30% of freshwater is in the ground.
  • About 6,800 gallons of water are required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
  • A jellyfish and a cucumber are each 95% water.
  • Water expands by 9% when it freezes.
  • 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
  • Chicken and goat are the least water-intensive meats to consume.
  • Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
  • NASA has discovered water in the form of ice on the moon.
  • The average pool takes 22,000 gallons of water to fill.
  • Water is the most common substance found on earth.
  • Over 1.5 million people do not have access to clean, safe water.
  • Almost 4 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
  • At any one time, more than half the world’s poor are ill due to inadequate sanitation, water, or hygiene. 
  • It takes about 300 liters of water to make the paper for one Sunday paper.
  • On average, women in Africa and Asia have to walk 3.7 miles to collect water.
  • The average dishwasher uses over 100 liters per cycle.
  • It takes up to 5000 liters of water to produce 1kg of rice.
  • In India alone, water-borne diseases cost the economy 73 million working days per year.
  • 443 million school days are lost each due to water-related illnesses.
  • By 2025 half the world’s people will live in countries with high water stress.

There you have it guys. And lastly, you never know the worth of water until the well ran dry. So try to save it for a better tomorrow.

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