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Did You Know? - Water

  • Did you know sound travels almost 5 times faster underwater than in air
  • Did you know toilets use 35% of indoor water use
  • Did you know that 90% of an iceberg sits under water
  • Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water
  • Did you know sponges hold more cold water than hot
  • Did you know giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels
  • Did you know when water freezes it expans by 9%
  • Did you know the WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer
  • Did you know a giraffe can go longer without water than a camel
  • Did you know an iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes
  • Did you know the Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific
  • Did you know you begin to feel thirsty when your body losses 1% of water
  • Did you know hot water freezes quicker than cold water
  • Did you know sound travels 3 times faster through water than in air
  • Did you know Niagara Falls could fill 4,000 bathtubs every second
  • Did you know a banana contains 75% water
  • Did you know rain contains vitamin B12
  • Did you know after Hawaii, New York is the state surrounded by the most water
  • Did you know sponges hold more cold water than hot
  • Did you know cucumbers are 96% water.
  • Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water
  • Did you know hippopotamuses are born under water
  • Did you know giraffes can't swim
  • Did you know an elephant's trunk can hold over 5 litres of water
  • Did you know The Dead Sea is actually an inland lake
  • Did you know there are no rivers in Saudi Arabia
  • Did you know the water in the Dead Sea is so salty that its easier to float than sink
  • Did you know armadillos can walk underwater
  • Did you know dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km (15miles) away
  • Did you know porcupines float in water
  • Did you know the typical wave height from Pacific tsunami is between 6 - 9 metres
  • Did you know a rat can tread water for 3 days
  • Did you know bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of 915 metres (3,000feet) in 2 minutes
  • Did you know snakes can't bite in rivers or swamps (they would drown otherwise)
  • Did you know gorillas can't swim
  • Did you know Canada has more lakes than any other country
  • Did you know rain contains vitamin B12
  • Did you know your blood is 6 times thicker than water
  • Did you know sheep won't drink from running water
  • Did you know camels can drink 94 litres (25 gallons) of water in less than 3 minutes
  • Did you know cabbage is 91% water
  • Did you know the first drug that was sold as a water soluble tablet was aspirin in 1900
  • Did you know 8.5 million tons of water evaporates from the Dead Sea every day
  • Did you know the primary reason for growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings (rice can grow in well drained areas)
  • Did you know dolphin's can detect underwater sounds from 24 km (15 miles) away
  • Did you know the average shower tempreture is 38°C (101°F)
  • Did you know raindrops are not tear shaped (they more resemble the shape of a tiny hamburger bun)
  • Did you know the average human drinks over 60,566 litres (16,000 gallons) of water in a lifetime
  • Did you know flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome
  • Did you know sea water is approximately 3.5% salt
  • Did you know when hydrogen burns in the air water is formed
  • Did you know sun light can penetrate clean ocean water up to a depth of 73m (240 feet)

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