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

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26Electric kettles

Most American's don't have electric kettles in their kitchens to boil water.


27. In 1854, cholera broke out in London. Using spot maps, it was shown that the majority of cases occurred where the water pump in Broad Street was closest. However, monks within that area didn't get cholera. Investigation showed that this was because they only drank beer, not water.


28. A researcher set up speakers playing the sound of rushing water in a calm pond and Beavers repeatedly covered the speakers until they couldn't hear the sound anymore.


29. Ancient Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria invented the first vending machine which dispensed holy water after you put in a coin. He also invented the first steam engine and the first wind-powered machine, 2000 years before the industrial revolution.


30. Mushrooms can create a slight breeze even when the air is calm. They release water vapor, cooling the air and creating a convective current that gets the air moving, carrying spores away from the parent.


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31Marineland Killer Whale

A captive killer whale at MarineLand discovered it could regurgitate fish onto the surface of the water, attracting sea gulls, and then eat the birds. Four others then learned to copy the behavior.


32. Coke was sued for the "unwarranted health claims" on their product Vitaminwater. Coke's defense was "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitamin water was a healthy beverage."


33. John Snow who first proposed that cholera outbreaks were happening because people drank water contaminated with feces. His claims were rejected for decades because the were "too disgusting" for the public to contemplate.


34. A man named Rajendra Singh is known as "waterman of India" revived 5 rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using native water preservation techniques.


35. Expiration dates on bottled water are for the bottle and not for the water in it.


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36German beer purity law

April 16, 2016, will be the 500 year anniversary of Bavaria adopting the Reinheitsgebot. It is a law that said that the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley, and hops. It was later amended to include yeast.


37. A US nuclear submarine that sank in deep water in 1968 is still resting at the bottom of the sea at a known location. Its nuclear reactor and nuclear weapons have never been recovered.


38. Since 1940, 85% of those who have attempted to break the water speed record have died in the attempt


39. Segway inventor Dean Kaman has been working on a water purification machine to bring clean water to the parts of the world without it. He designed the new Coca-Cola fountain dispensers in exchange for Coke's support in distributing his machines.


40. A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface.


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41GM's Flint water

In October 2014, General Motors complained that the newly sourced Flint water supply was causing corrosion at a local engine plant. GM switched back to Detroit's Lake Huron supply, meanwhile, residents complained about the smell and taste of their drinking water, which they were assured was safe


42. When hot water freezes faster than cold water, the effect is called "the Mpemba Effect". It's named after Tanzanian Erasto Mpemba who was originally ridiculed for bringing it up in class after noticing his warmer ice cream mix was freezing before the cooler batch


43. The three gorges dam in China holds back so much water it slows the rotation of the earth slightly.


44. China is creating a car-free city from scratch: "Great City will be built around a high-rise core housing 80,000 people, entirely walkable, and surrounded by green space." It is designed to use less water, create less waste and generate less carbon dioxide than a normal city.


45. Three teenagers from Tokelau who on a drunken dare, stole a boat and got lost adrift on the Pacific Ocean to be found after 51 days. They had barely any food or water, no clothing, no fishing gear, no life vests, and no first-aid kit.


46Christian Bale

To lose 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist, Christian Bale's daily diet consisted of one can of tuna fish, and/or one apple per day, black coffee, and water.


47. The Amazon River spews so much fresh water into the Atlantic that surface water can be drinkable up to 200 miles from shore


48. In 2006, a middle schooler named Jasmine Roberts won an award for her science project, which found that on average 70% of the ice that comes from fast food restaurants is dirtier than toilet water.


49. One liter of oil can contaminate one million liters of water. It's important to understand that when you dispose of oil in the sink, it affects a million liters of recyclable water.


50. A single lake (Lake Baikal) holds one-fifth of the world's unfrozen fresh water; more than all the great lakes combined, yet it covers half the area of Lake Michigan. It is both the deepest (1 mile) and oldest (25 million years) lake in the world.

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