Monday, 28 April 2014

50 REASONS TO DRINK A GLASS OF WATER

50 REASONS TO DRINK A GLASS OF WATER

  • People living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city.


  • Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness.
  • On an average 1 in 6 women in India spend 2 hours a day sourcing and collecting water.
  • Most illnesses are caused by fecal matter contaminating water.
  • More people have a mobile than a toilet in their homes.
  • Water consists of three atoms, 2 Hydrogen atoms and an Oxygen atom; they are bond together due to electrical charges.

  • The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
  • Water moves around the earth in a water cycle. The water cycle has five parts: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and surface run-off.
  • The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles or 844 million cubic kilometers.
  • Of all the water on the earth, humans can use only about one third. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.
  • Almost 70 - 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  • Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.

  • Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  • In a 100-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.
  • Most of the earth's surface water is permanently frozen or salty.
  • Water regulates the earth's temperature.
  • Water freezes at zero degrees Celcius.
  • Water vaporizes at a hundred degrees Celcius.
  • Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in three forms: liquid, gas, solid.
  • Frozen water is 9% lighter than water, which is why ice floats on water.
  • When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is not suited for all purposes water is normally used for.
  • Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water.
  • A single tree will give off 265 liters of water per day by way of evaporation.
  • Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  • While the daily recommended amount of water is eight glasses a day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink provides some water to the body.
  • Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
  • Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of water in domestic use.
  • By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water weight.
  • The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war does.
  • The total amount of water in the body of an average adult is 37 litres.
  • Human brains are 75 percent water.
  • Human bones are 25 percent water.
  • Human blood is 83 percent water.
  • Almost 75 percent of a chicken is water.
  • Close to 80 percent of a pineapple is water.
  • 95 percent of a tomato is water.
  • 70 percent of an elephant is water.
  • A dripping tap can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day.
  • A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. If a human body does not absorb enough water dehydration is the result.
  • A person must consume 2 litres of water daily to live healthily. Humans drink an average of 75,000 litres of water throughout their life.
  • Human beings cannot drink salt water.
  • Water regulates the temperature of the human body. If you have caught fever, you should drink lots of water.
  • Water removes toxins from the human body.
  • Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.
  • Less than 1 percent of the water treated by public water systems (such as BWSSB) is used for drinking and cooking.
  • It takes 450 litres of water to produce one egg.
  • About 25,700 litres of water is required to grow a day's food for a family of four.
  • A total of 1,48,000 litres of water is used to manufacture one car.
  • The world's average rainfall is about 850 mm.
  • More than half the creatures on the Earth are found under water.