100 Interesting Facts About Water

1Water

In 2013, after more than 20 years of soda being America's number one beverage, water has taken over as Americans' favorite drink.

2. The first person to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge was a professional high diver who "wanted to demonstrate that people did not die by simply falling through the air". He proved himself correct by falling 135 feet safely through the air, only dying when he hit the water.

3. A designer of the Titanic was on board when it sank. His original design included features such as a double hull, more water-tight compartments, and twice as many lifeboats but they were overruled. He spent his last moments trying to evacuate passengers, and his body was never recovered.

4. There is a pass in Wyoming where a stream splits and half the water goes to the Pacific Ocean and half goes to the Atlantic Ocean

5. 20 ft long crocodiles used to have long legs, allowing them to emerge from water gallop at other animals at full speed

6Bubble bath

Bubbles from a bubble bath thermally insulate the surface of the water, keeping the bath warm for a longer period of time.

7. Killer Whales are able to learn to speak Dolphin. When killer whales were socialized with bottlenose dolphins at a water facility, they changed the types of sounds they made to resemble those of their social partners

8. During prohibition, grape farmers would make semi-solid grape concentrates called wine bricks, which were then sold with the warning "After dissolving the brick in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days because then it would turn into wine"

9. Fiji Water once ran an ad campaign stating "The label says Fiji because it's not bottled in Cleveland". The city of Cleaveland responded by testing both Fiji water and their own tap water. They found 6.3 micrograms of arsenic in Fiji water, and none of their own.

10. Armenian fin swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was finishing a 12-mile run when he heard a bus crash into the water. He dove down 33 ft and rescued 20 people, 1 at a time. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion.

11Erin Langworthy

Erin Langworthy was bungee jumping 360 feet above the Zambezi river, the cord broke and she was forced to swim the raging waters with her feet tied together, at one point diving to free the rope from debris.

12. Thousands of prisoners were abandoned in Orleans Parish Prison during Hurricane Katrina where the water and sewage rose up to neck deep. They went days without food, water or ventilation.

13. Ten days after the Chernobyl disaster, a further risk of massive thermal explosion was identified, then three men are known as "The Chernobyl divers" volunteered to swim through pooled water under leaked reactor to find and release the safety valves. They died a few days later due to radiation exposure

14. Humans can hear the difference between hot and cold water being poured.

15. The term “groggy” comes from either the British or American Navy. These sailors drank Grog, which was a mix of rum, water, and citrus juice, which was used to fight scurvy. Someone who is dazed or sleepy might feel as if they have had too much grog, making them “groggy.”

16Starfish

Starfish have filtered sea water in their system instead of blood.

17. A guy who made a chicken sandwich literally from scratch, he grew a garden, harvested wheat, slaughtered a chicken, traveled to boil ocean water for salt, etc, it took him 6 months and cost him $1,500. He didn't think it tasted very good.

18. Leonardo Dicaprio bought an island in Belize 10 years ago and built the world's first eco-restorative resort that "restores" the island's over-fished waters, coastline, and forest

19. Before the Washington Monument was completed, the tallest structure in the US was the 234 foot tall Phoenix Shot Tower, where molten lead was dropped from a platform at the top of the tower through a sieve into a vat of cold water at the bottom, forming perfect spheres of the shot.

20. If you come across a stranded dolphin, do not help it back into the water. More often than not, they beach themselves purposely because they are sick/injured and are trying to avoid drowning.

21Japan Female toilets

Female toilets in Japan are equipped with devices that artificially create flushing noises called 'Sound Princess' due to many Japanese women being embarrassed at the thought of being heard by others during urination thus wasting water by constantly flushing.

22. There’s a waterfall where nobody knows where the water goes. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls dumps into a giant pothole with no seeable exit. Researchers have poured dye, ping-pong balls, even logs into it, then watched the lake for any sign of them. So far, none have ever been found.

23. A 400 pound Scotsman named Angus Barberi once went 382 days without eating. He only consumed water and vitamins and ended the diet at 180 pounds.

24. 75% of Japanese homes have a hi-tech toilet and the latest models eliminate the need for TP, keep you warm, check your blood pressure, play running water sounds to increase privacy and open and close automatically so you don't have to touch anything.

25. A thermal injury (i.e. a burn from scalding water) is so stressful on the body that it can cause liver disease and/or failure

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