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Fun Water Facts

by Doug Pushard

• Only 1% of the earth’s water is available for drinking: 2% is currently frozen.
• Water is the only substance on earth found naturally in three forms – solid,
liquid, and gas
• One gallon of water weighs approximately 8 pounds
• You can survive about a month without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water
• 70% of our skin is water
• 70% of earth is water
• Tomatoes are 95% water
• Watermelons are 93% water
• It can take upto 120 gallons to produce one egg
• Human bones are 25% water
• A dairy cow must drink 4 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk
• The koala bear and the desert rat do not drink water
• On average, a person uses about 100 gallons of water a day
• A five-minute shower takes 10 to 25 gallons of water
• Heating water is typically the second largest energy use in the US home
• A silent toilet leak can leak as much as 500 gallons of water a day

• A foot of heavy, wet snow can contain 1.5 inches of water; while a foot of light powdery snow contains about 1 inch of water

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