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Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about Water
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Water, trivia and information, including some useful statistics will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults.

Interesting Facts about Water are as follows:

  • Fact 1 - Definition: The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.

  • Fact 2 - A liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants
  • Fact 3 - It is a chemical substance with chemical formula H2O
  • Fact 4 - It forms from water vapor and clouds in the sky
  • Fact 5 - It forms from seawater and icebergs in the polar oceans
  • Fact 6 - It forms from glaciers and rivers in the mountains
  • Fact 7 - It forms from the liquid in the ground
  • Fact 8 - majority of H2O on Earth is sea water which contains about 3.5% salt
  • Fact 9 - Pure H2O is tasteless and odorless
  • Fact 10 - It's color is a barely visible blue
  • Fact 11 - Water covers 70.9% of the Earth's surface
  • Fact 12 - Oceans hold 97% of surface water
  • Fact 13 - Polar ice caps and Glaciers hold 2.4% of surface water
  • Fact 14 - Lakes, rivers and ponds hold 0.6% of surface water
  • Fact 15 - The single largest freshwater resource suitable for drinking is Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia
  • Fact 16 - The human body contains between 55% to 78% water depending on the size of the body
  • Fact 17 - The human body requires between 1 - 7 liters of water per day, to avoid dehydration
  • Fact 18 - The most important use of H2O in agriculture is for irrigation
  • Fact 19 - It is a good solvent and many substances that dissolve in water such as salts, sugars, acids, alkalis, and some gases
  • Fact 20 - When dissolved with different substances it can provide a variety of flavors
  • Fact 21 - H2O is used in power generation
  • Fact 22 - Hydroelectricity is electricity obtained from hydropower
  • Fact 23 - By the year 2025 it is believed that more than half of the population of the world will be vulnerable to a shortage
  • Fact 24 - Pollution of fresh drinking water is a problem for about half of the world's population - Take measures to avoid Water Pollution
  • Fact 25 - The average home uses 80 gallons of water each day in the winter and 120 gallons in the summer. Showering, bathing and using the toilet account for about two-thirds of the average family's water usage.

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