Friday, February 4, 2011

Facts About Water - strangefacts

  • The human brain is 80% water
  • The odds are 1 out of 230,000,000 (.000000435%) that you're allergic to water
  • An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime
  • 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
  • About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use  
  • During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water   
  • 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
  •  Senegalese women spend an average of 17.5 hours a week just collecting water
  • In 1832 the Scottish surgeon Neil Arnott devised water beds as a way of improving patients' comfort
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