Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facts About Water - strangefacts

  • The odds are 1 out of 230,000,000 (.000000435%) that you're allergic to water
  • Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head
  • An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime
  • The average human body contains enough enough water to fill a ten-gallon tank
  • The human body is comprised of 80% water
  • The daily heat output of the human body is enough to boil eight gallons of freezing water
  • A British woman gave birth to her daughter less than two minutes after her water broke
  • The amount of heat generated by an average adult each day could boil eight gallons of water
  • The average person can live 11 days without water
  • About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use
  • In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, on a jet-powered hydroplane
  • In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily
  • In Switzerland the average person uses only 77 gallons of water per person daily
  • Most of the world's people must walk at least 3 hours to fetch water
  • People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs
  • Carbonated beverages became popular in 1832 after John Mathews invented an apparatus for charging water with carbon dioxide gas
  • In 1832 the Scottish surgeon Neil Arnott devised water beds as a way of improving patients' comfort
  • Craven Walker invented the lava lamp, and its contents are colored wax and water
  • Every year, the average Briton uses 10,000 gallons of water, 500 percent more than the average Indian
  • Approximately two-thirds of a person’s body weight is water. Blood is 92% water. The brain is 75% water and muscles are 75% water
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