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Water Facts

* Water is the most common substance found on Earth.

* The only water we will ever have is what we have now.

* In a 100-year cycle, water spends 98 years in the ocean, 2 months as ice, 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and about 1 week in the atmosphere.

* Each day, the Sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) tons of water

* Water is the only substance on Earth naturally found in the three forms: solid, liquid and gas.

* 80% od the Earth's surface is water. 97% of the Earth's water is in the oceans and seas.

* 66% of your body is water. Bones are 25% water. Human blood is 83% water.

* A person can survive more than 30 dasy without food, but less than a week without water.

* A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.

* For ever 2.31 feet that water is raised above the Earth's surface, it can create 1 pound per square inch of pressure.

* For ever 2.31 feet you are submerged below the water's surface, there is 1 pound per square inch of pressure place on your body.

* The first water pipes made in the U.S. were fire charred, bored-out logs.

* There are over 1 million miles of water pipelines and aqueducts in the U.S. and Canada, enough to circle the globe 40 times.

* There are over 59,000 community public water systems in the U.S.

* Community water systems process over 35 billion gallons of water daily.

* The average household uses 107,000 gallons of water per year.

* It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.

* It takes 1,500 gallons of water to process one barrel of beer.

* It takes 120 gallons of water to produce one egg.

* Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight.

* A single birch tree will give off 70 gallons of water per day in evaporation.

* An acre of corn will give off 4,000 gallons of water per day in evaporation.