7 Things You Don’t Know About Water
March 22 is World Water Day, an initiative taken on by the United Nations in 1993 to deal with the water crisis. According to the United Nations, “663 million people [are] living without a safe water supply close to home…and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.” So to celebrate World Water Day, we came up with a list of cool, weird, and shocking facts about H2O.
1) Did you know that 97 per cent of the earth’s water is salt water, two per cent is frozen in glaciers, and only one per cent is actually useable?
3) If you drink too much water, you can risk getting water intoxication! This is when you drink so much water that it dilutes the nutrients in your body and prevents them from functioning.
4) Now let’s compare ourselves to jellyfish, shall we? Did you know that the average adult is made up of 60 per cent water, while jellyfish are made up of 95 per cent water?
5) Believe it or not, hot water freezes faster than cold water because of the “Mpemba effect.” Some say this is because hot water evaporates faster, but there’s still no exact answer behind why this happens!
via CUB Magazine
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