Our 50 most interesting water facts

Did you know that water is the only substance on Earth that exists in three states: solid, liquid, or gas. Or that it's the only substance that human beings can't live without? Water is an incredible substance and there’s nothing else like it. Here are the 50 most interesting water facts the team at Aqua Cooler could dig up!

10 interesting water facts based on geography

  1. In Australia, the average shower uses about 9 litres of water per minute

  2. The average Australian uses about 274 litres of water every day for personal use.

  3. About 20% of the world's freshwater is found in the Great Lakes in North America

  4. The Murray-Darling Basin in eastern Australia is the country's most important agricultural region and supplies water to over one million people.

  5. Approximately 60% of Australia's water is used for agriculture.

  6. The tiny country of Monaco is the most expensive place in the world to buy a bottle of water, at $9.87 per litre.

  7. The "drinking fountain" was originally called a "bubbler" in Wisconsin, where it was invented.

  8. In 1829, Boston became one of the first cities in the world to have a public water supply, thanks to civil engineer George Reed.

  9. The first recorded instance of watering plants dates back to 2000 B.C. in Egypt's famous hanging gardens.

  10. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius at sea level, but only reaches 95 degrees at the top of Mount Everest. 

10 interesting water facts based on the earth

  1. About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, but only 2.5% of it is fresh and suitable for drinking.

  2. A single water droplet can travel up to 5,000km through the water cycle before evaporating back into the atmosphere.

  3. The brightest blue seen on Earth is found in water droplets suspended in air, called "blue sky" or "sky blue."

  4. Water regulates the temperature of the planet.

  5. The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, covering about 30% of Earth's surface and containing about 50% of all water on Earth.

  6. The weight of water in the atmosphere is about 5 quadrillion tons, or 5 with 15 zeros after it.

  7. A raindrop falls at about 11 kms per hour.

  8. Hot springs are formed when groundwater is heated by nearby magma, and can reach temperatures of up to 92 degrees Celsius.

  9. The polar ice caps contain about 99% of the Earth's freshwater supply.

  10.  Approx 300 litres of water is evaporated from pools on a hot day.

10 interesting water facts based on anthropology

  1. The human brain is made up of 95% water and blood is 82% water.

  2. The average human can only survive about three days without water.

  3. Water makes up about 75% of the human body and 80% of a baby's body.

  4. Water only tastes "wet" because the human tongue can detect the sensation of water molecules touching it.

  5. A full dishwasher uses 13 litres of water but washing the same load by hand uses 100 litres of water.

  6. About 1.8 billion people worldwide have limited or no access to clean drinking water.

  7. A litre of wine demands 4.74 litres of water

  8. Up to 30% of household water is used for outdoor watering. 

  9. Around 12 litres of water can be saved if you switch off the tap while brushing your teeth.

  10. Using cold water to wash your laundry can reduce your carbon footprint

10 interesting water facts based on health

  1. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent headaches and improve mood and concentration.

  2. Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system.

  3. Water helps flush out toxins from the body and keeps skin looking clear and glowing.

  4. Proper hydration helps to keep joints lubricated and can alleviate joint pain.

  5. Drinking enough water can aid in weight loss by making you feel fuller and helping the body metabolise stored fat.

  6. Drinking enough water can help regulate body temperature and prevent overheating during hot weather or exercise.

  7. Staying hydrated is important for kidney health and can help prevent kidney stones.

  8. It is possible to drink too much water - it is called water intoxication

  9. Watermelons are 92% water and can help keep you hydrated during hot summer days.

  10. Water protects the brain! Dehydration can have an impact on brain structure and function.

10 interesting water facts that will help you choose Aqua Cooler

  1. The average household can save about $1,000 a year by using a water filter instead of buying bottled water.

  2. Filtered water can remove many contaminants, including lead and chlorine.

  3. Some water filters use activated carbon to remove impurities, while others utilise ultraviolet light or reverse osmosis technology.

  4. It takes three times the amount of water to produce a plastic water bottle than it does to fill it with water  - so it’s actually healthier for the environment to own a water filter!

  5. Drinking filtered water helps keep the balance of good bacteria in your gut

  6. Using a water filter removes odours and makes water taste better

  7. Filtered water is different from purified water. Purified water has everything stripped away whereas only the nasties have been removed in filtered water. Leaving the healthy salts and minerals. 

  8. Most children prefer the taste of filtered water, helping them to drink more water and create healthier habits.

  9. Having a water cooler with filtered water makes life a lot easier - instant cold and hot water!

  10.  The water cooler was invented in 1906 and cooled by surrounding it with ice.

Water is essential for life, we hope you've learned some interesting water facts! There's always something new to discover about this fascinating substance. So grab a glass and stay hydrated!

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