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Water Facts


An elephant's trunk can hold 2.5 gallons of water.

Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water.

Virga are streaks of water drops or ice particles falling out of a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground.

The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes.

The name "Vaseline" is a combination of the German word wasser and the Greek word elaion.

The largest water eddy in the world is the Sargasso Sea between the Azores and the West Indies.

Hippos drink as much as 250 liters of water in any given 24 hour period.

Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom.

Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon.

A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice.

The optimum depth of water in a birdbath is two and a half inches.

An egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won't.

When thirsty, a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less than three minutes.

Approximately 70 percent of the Earth is covered with water. Only 1 percent of the water is drinkable.

According to "The Farmers Almanac," to test your love, you and your lover should each place an acorn in water. If they swim together, your love is true; if they drift apart, so will you.

Water has a greater molecular density in liquid form than as a solid. This is why ice floats.

4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water.

The Earth is the most dense planet five times denser than water, while Saturn is the least dense.

Hot water weighs more than cold.

In one day, a full-grown oak tree expels 7 tons of water through its leaves.

The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water.

Boiling water absorbs 6 times more energy in changing to steam than is needed to heat the water from freezing to boiling.

46 percent of the world's water is in the Pacific. The Atlantic has 23.9 percent, the Indian 20.3 and the Arctic 3.7 percent.

There is about one quarter-pound of salt in every gallon of seawater.

Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin.

The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.

A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.
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