Water Trivia

Running the tap waiting for water to get hot or cold can waste 5 gallons per minute.

Saltwater is 97% of water on earth. Three percent is freshwater.

Most of the freshwater stored on the earth is frozen in glaciers.

Each day the sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) tons of water.

The earth's surface is about 80% water. That is about 320,000,000,000,000 (363 trillion) gallons of water.

Watermelons is 93% water.

"Water" was the first word that Helen Keller learned. "Water was the last word spoken by President Ulysses S. Grant.

In some deserts, rain is so uncommon that the natives to not have a word for it.

Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight in the United States. This is enough to fill a 30 by 50 foot swimming pool.

People in the United States use as much as 700,000,00,000 (700 billion) gallons of water each day.

Heating water is the second largest energy user in the home.

In some countries law requires solar heating of water for domestic uses.

The koala bear and the desert rat do not drink water.

In one glass of water, there are about 8,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (8 septillion water molecules.

In a one hundred year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.

A hog needs 4 gallons per day or 1,500 gallons per year.

An acre of sugar beets consumptively uses 651,702 gallons or 2 acre feet per season
An acre of alfalfa needs 488,776 gallons per season in Colorado and 684,240 gallons in New Mexico.

One bail of has requires 17,000 gallons.

One truckload of 450 bails of has requires 7,650,000 gallons or 23.47 acre feet.

A Cubic Foot per Second or a Second Foot is also called a CFS. It equals 448.8 U.S. gallons per minute.

One-Acre Ft. is the amount of water necessary to cover one acre of land to a depth of one foot deep. It is equal to 325,851.45 U.S. gallons.

An irrigation is about six inches of water per acre unless the soils are saline when extra water is needed. An irrigation will usually penetrate 4-6" deep. If soils are saline additional water is needed to flush salts from the root zone.

A Miners-Inch varies between 11.69 gpm in Colorado and 8.98 to 11.22 gpm in other western states of the United States.

One U.S. gallon is 0.8327 Imperial gallons.

One cubic foot is 7.48062 U.S. gallons.

Why are those gossip-hunting spies called eavesdroppers? It is because in Middle English, the water that falls from the eaves of a house was called eavesdrop, and eavesdropper was first used to describe someone who would stand close to a house in order to hear what was going on inside.

The Catholic Herald, published in Great Britain, warms about the dangers of drinking holy water from religious shrines. While it may have curative powers in a religious sense, it seems that it also is a breeding ground for germs.

Old Faithful, a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, can spout water 170 feet in the air. That is as high as a 17-story building.

Water makes up 90 percent of a tomato and 80 percent of pineapples and corn.

It can take up to 45 minutes for a water supplier to produce one glass of drinking water.

You can refill an 8 oz. glass of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a 6-pack of soda pop.

The average person uses 80 gallons of water per day.

The only water we will ever have is what we have now.

Showers use 9 gallons of water per minute.

A bath requires 30 to 50 gallons.

Poor quality drinking water kills the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets filled with children every day.

A corn plant needs 54 gallons per season.

A milk cow needs 15 gallons per day or 5,475 gallons per year.

A horse needs 10 gallons per day or 3,650 gallons per year.

Water is the only substance found naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.

The amount of water is constant and recycled throughout time; it is possible to drink water that was part of the dinosaur era.

About 2 gallons of water are used to brush your teeth.

If you drop a frog into boiling water it will hop straight back out again, but if you put it in cold water and heat it slowly the frog will boil to death.

In Australia, a scientist put a Big Mac in a desk drawer and left it in there for a year to test the preservatives. When he pulled it out a year later, there was not a speck of mould on it. The only only thing different was that the buns were hard. He then microwaved it with a cup of water and ate it.

There are almost 800 different brands of bottled water for sale in the United States.

Forty trillion gallons of water a day are carried in the atmosphere across the U.S.

Nearly 2 gallons of water go down the drain when the kitchen faucet is run until the water is cold.

One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds; one cubic foot contains 7.48 gallons of water.

One cubic meter is 264.2 U.S. gallons.

One acre foot is 1,233.26 cubic meters.

People need about 2.5 quarts of water a day (from drinking or eating) to maintain good health. A person can live without water for approximately one week, depending upon the conditions.

About 74 percent of home water use is in the bathroom, about 21 percent is for laundry and cleaning, and about 5 percent is in the kitchen.

A typical garden hose can deliver 50 gallons of water in just 5 minutes.

Almost 4,000 gallons of water are needed to grow one bushel of corn, 11,000 gallons to grow one bushel of wheat, and about 135,000 gallons to grow one ton of alfalfa.

It takes about 1,000 gallons of water to grow the wheat to make a 2-pound loaf of bread, and about 120 gallons to produce one egg. Approximately 48,000 gallons are needed to produce the typical American Thanksgiving dinner for eight people.

It takes 39,000 gallons of water to produce the average domestic auto, including tires.

Producing an average-sized Sunday newspaper requires about 150 gallons of water.

Water makes up almost two-thirds of the human body and 70 percent of the brain.

Nearly 1,400 gallons of water are used to produce a meal of a quarter-pound hamburger, an order of fries and a soft drink.

Four hundred gallons of water are recycled through our kidneys each day.

Almost 1,800 gallons of water are needed to produce the cotton in a pair of jeans and 400 gallons to produce the cotton in a shirt.

Water makes up 80 percent of an earthworm, 70 percent of a chicken, and 70 percent of an elephant.

There is the exact amount of water on Earth today as when the Earth was formed. Water is never totally consumed. It always recycles itself, in one form or another.

It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

Juice that has 'all natural' written on the label even if it has less than 20% or 10% of juice... the water is natural, so the contents are 'all natural'

The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away. Also, a dogs' nose is so sensitive that it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.

When ground water is contaminated it may remain that way for several thousand years.

It takes 120 gallons of water to produce an egg.

A hot water faucet that leaks 60 drops per minute can waste 192 gallons of water and 48 kwhrs of electricity per month.

Human blood is 83% water. Human bones are 25% water.
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