85 Natural Facts about Water

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76NYC's East River tunnel leak

NYC's East River tunnel leak

Due to a compressed air leak, a worker in a subway tunnel under New York City's East River was blown out of the tunnel, through the mud at the bottom of the river, up through the water, and 25 feet or so into the air. He received no serious injury.

77. In 2013 a 65-year-old Seattle woman set out to fast for 100 days in order to prove that humans can sustain themselves solely on air, water, and light. She ended her experiment after 47 days.

78. Astronauts discard their clothes after each use. Since it cost about $10,000 to get one pound of cargo to the ISS it is more cost effective for them to discard their clothes when they get dirty instead of wasting water by washing them.

79. France classifies books as an "essential good," along with electricity, bread, and water.

80. Every night the Disney world maintenance staff hoses down the park with over 120-degree water so all the gum will melt off of the midways and cue lines.

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81Nazi cruel experiment

Nazi cruel experiment

The Nazis forced approximately 90 Gypsy inmates to drink nothing but seawater just to see what would happen. The resulting dehydration was so severe that inmates licked newly mopped floors just to get a single drop of fresh water.

82. The opening day of Disneyland was referred to by Walt as "Black Sunday" as rides broke down, the freshly paved asphalt had women's shoes sticking to it, a plumber's strike made Walt chose between bathrooms and drinking water, restaurants ran out of food, among many other problems

83. A reporter who wrote stories about a serial killer was actually the serial killer himself - and he later allegedly committed suicide by drowning himself in a bucket of water

84. If you have nerve damage to your hand or other body parts, it won't wrinkle when submerged in water.

85. A gargoyle can only be called that name if it has a spout and was created to divert water away from the building. Non-functioning, ornamental ones should be called a chimera, grotesque, or boss.

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