78 Essential Facts About the Most Important Thing For Life – Water

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1Leonardo Dicaprio

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


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. 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.


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6Angus Barberi

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.


7. 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.


8. 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


9. Peeing in the shower can save up to 2,500 liters of water per year, per person.


10. Treadmills used to be used as punishment for prisoners in the 1800's. The treadmills powered grain mills (hence the name treadmill) and pump water.


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11Fiji water crisis

53 percent of the people who live in Fiji don't have access to clean, safe water yet Fiji water is the nation's largest export


12. Watermelons originated in Africa and were first cultivated solely for their water content; their flavor was very bitter.


13. Coca-Cola had tried to sell bottled water at a premium price which happened to be tap water taken from the mains


14. A man once took 25 Fentanyl's (many people OD off of just one) and jumped off a bridge in an attempt to kill himself. He survived due to the cold water shocking his nervous system keeping him alive.


15. There is enough water in Lake Superior to flood the entire landmasses of North and South America to a depth of 1 foot. It contains over 3 quadrillion gallons of fresh water.


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16Japan indoor vegetable factory

There is an indoor vegetable factory in Japan that produces up to 10,000 heads of lettuce per day and uses just 1% of the amount of water needed for outdoor fields.


17. Albertville, France’s electricity is powered by Beaufort cheese. Since whey is unnecessary to make Beaufort cheese, bacteria is added to the whey. This transforms the whey into biogas. This gas is then fed through an engine which heats water to 90°C (194°F) to generate 2800 MWh/yr of electricity


18. Vegas is running out of water and electricity. After a 14-year drought, experts say that the water level in the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam which provides Vegas with water and power is now well below half full.


19. In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow an oil well fire out. They called the device Big Wind.


20. If we lose 10kg (22lbs) of fat, 8.4kg (18.5lbs) turns into carbon dioxide which is exhaled when we breathe, while 1.6kg (3.5lbs) turns to water that is excreted through urine, tears, sweat


21Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez's 4th attempt to defect from Cuba to the US, a person fell overboard. Jose jumped into the waters and saved the person. He recalled, "I don't remember much, just diving in the water and swimming towards this woman. As I was getting close, I could see it was my mother"


22. There is a 5000-year-old refrigeration technique using only principles of evaporation and humidity that can be produced with basic pottery, sand, a rag, and water.


23. A Texas man was asked not to swim in a marina due to sightings of an alligator. He responded with "F#$k that alligator" before diving in the water. He was immediately killed by an alligator.


24. It is almost certain that the astronauts survived the initial Challenger explosion, and died on impact with the water. At least three of the crew's emergency oxygen tanks were manually switched on after the crew's capsule broke apart from the rest of the shuttle.


25. There are 5 enormous cylindrical shafts underneath of Tokyo, Japan which fill with water in case of a flood so that it does not destroy the city.

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