Water is life. It supports every living thing. Water cover three-quarters of the earth surface. Therefore, without water, there will be no life. This article brings to you some of the amazing facts about water.
35% Of Domestic Water Goes To Toilet Use
Over 400 gallons of water daily goes to domestic use. Indoor purposes, use about 70% of the water.
Toilets are the leading in domestic water uptake. Consumption of four to seven gallons goes to a single toilet flush. Recently, better toilets have been invented to reduce water usage by less than 60%.
A Sponge Can Hold More Cold Water Than Hot Water
Heated water expands. The water molecules in hot water occupy more space as compared to cold water. This is the reason a sponge holds more cold water as compared to warm water.
Frozen Water Expands
Cooling water leads to contraction. The contraction starts at four degree Celsius. The contraction reduces the size of water. After the decrease, the water expands until it reaches the freezing point. Frozen water expands further by an approximation of 9% of its total size.
The Atlantic Ocean Is The Saltiest
As compared to the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean is saltier. The excess fresh water in the Atlantic is carried away into the Indian ocean.
The water flows further to the Pacific Ocean.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is responsible for carrying fresh water from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic and later to Pacific.
As the fresh water is taken away from the Atlantic Ocean, the water becomes saltier as compared to other oceans.
Thirst Is Triggered When Human Body Loses 1% Of Water
The human body works towards conserving water despite the urinary and sweat output. The body can tolerate a maximum of 2% dehydration. Higher dehydration can lead to severe problems. Dehydration reduces metabolism, athletic or work performance rate.
Thirst is an automatic trigger by the body. It’s a signal to alert an individual to take more water.
When the body becomes dehydrated, it decreases the urinary output and sweating levels. As the body retains water, it can easily lead to constipation. Adverse effects of dehydration involve the cardiovascular system.
A Hippopotamus Is Born Under Water
A Hippo can give birth on dry land or underwater. It takes Eight months for a hippo to give birth since the conception.
After the calve is born, the mother takes the calf underwater. The mother leaves the other Hippos for a short time to bond with the calf. After several weeks, the calf develops and is taken out of the water to feed on grass.
Giraffe Can’t Swim
Most animals float and swim in water. There are only rare cases of animals drowning. Horses for example, they swim by trotting in the water. They trot similar way as they do on dry land.
Giraffes move unusually. They walk my moving their neck up and down with their limbs. This movement pattern makes it difficult for the Giraffe to swim.
Finally, did you know the earth is the only planet that has clean water flowing? This is the main reason why planet earth it’s the only planet in the universe that supports life.