85 Natural Facts about Water

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1Bubble bath

Bubble bath

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


2. 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


3. 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"


4. 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.


5. 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.


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6Erin Langworthy

Erin 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.


7. 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.


8. 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


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


10. 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.”


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11Starfish

Starfish

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


12. 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.


13. 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


14. 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.


15. 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.


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16Japan Female toilets

Japan 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.


17. 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.


18. 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.


19. 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.


20. 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


21Peeing

Peeing

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


22. 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.


23. 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


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


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

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