As we all know water is essential for life, and that even us humans are made mostly of water, so we here at irishsignage decided to make a list of facts about water enjoy reading Random Facts About Water
#1 Swimming Pools
An average swimming pool loses 1,000 gallons (3,785 L) a month to evaporation and other causes, that is why we need to keep refilling them time after time.
#2 Drink From A Billboard
In Peru, there’s a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.
At the edge of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth, Lima, Peru, receives almost no rainfall. About 700,000 people have no access to clean water for drinking or bathing. Another 600,000 of the city’s 7.5 million residents rely on cisterns for their water, which must be filled by pumps or by hand and cleaned regularly.
But Lima’s Pacific Coast location experiences humidity of more than 90 percent on summer days, from December to February. So engineers from Peru’s University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) have devised a way to turn that humid air into usable water. Last December, they erected a billboard in the Bujama District of Lima that by early March had produced 9450 litres (about 2500 gallons) of water.
#3 Water and Electricity
Water itself does not conduct electricity well, but the impurities found in water do.
#4 Space Water
Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world’s ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.
“The environment around this quasar is very unique in that it’s producing this huge mass of water,” said Matt Bradford, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s another demonstration that water is pervasive throughout the universe, even at the very earliest times.” Bradford leads one of the teams that made the discovery. His team’s research is partially funded by NASA and appears in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
#5 You Are Drinking The Same Water Cleopatra Drank
You thought that this article couldn’t get any more random huh? But the probability that you in any glass of water will find at least 1 molecule of water once drunk by Cleopatra is practically 100%. This information isn’t useful but it IS random!
#6 Weird Vending Machine
The first known vending machine dates back to the 1st Century AD. It accepted a coin, then dispensed holy water.
#7 World Record!
The world record for holding one’s breath underwater is 22 minutes. German Tom Sietas, 35, has a lung capacity 20 percent larger than average for a person his size. But still, if you added 20 percent to the longest time you’ve held your breath underwater would you reach 22 minutes and 22 seconds?
#8 Why Don’t Cats Like Water?
According to John Bradshaw, Ph.D., the Foundation Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol and the author of Cat Sense, there’s more to the phobia than just matted fur: Cats may have an ancestral fear of getting wet. “Domestic cats were descended from Arabian wild cats,” he says. “Their ancestors lived in an area with very few large bodies of water. They never had to learn how to swim. There was no advantage to it.”
#9 Someone Tried To Fight “stomach cancer” With Water
Tina Christopherson, a woman reportedly having the IQ of 189, died in 1977 when she fanatically drank 4 gallons (15 litres) of water a day in an effort to “cleanse her body” of what she suspected was stomach cancer.
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