Amazing facts about water. Quench your curiosity!

By Eleanor Bailey

Didn’t think water could be fun? Let us prove you wrong. Here at Water Plus we’re passionate about all things water – on the business side we like sharing our efficiency advice and cost saving tips with you, and on the fun side we love amazing facts about water. Here’s some droplets of information to add to your pool of knowledge.

We bet you won’t know some of these. If you’ve got any amazing water facts of your own, why not tweet them to us at @WaterPlusUK?

1. All the water on Earth came from comets and asteroids!

Enjoy your drink of star juice, it came here about 4 billion years ago in a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment.

2. 80% of all illness in the developing world is water related!

Don’t take your safe drinking water for granted!

3. Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in all three forms: liquid, gas, solid!

Imagine being able to change your form at will… water’s got us beat for unpredictability.

4. Water leaves your stomach 5 minutes after drinking it!

This is based on an empty stomach, so if you’re feeling thirsty you can rehydrate yourself quickest by drinking before eating.

5. Pipes burst in cold weather because the water in them expands by 9% when it freezes!

Insulating your pipes can help – check out our Is Your Small Business Ready For Winter?  blog for more fight-the-freeze top tips.

6. 70% of the human brain consists of water!bulb with a plant growing

Did you know your head was full of so much liquid?

7. Water can disolve more substances than any other liquid, including sulfuric acid!

Looks like water has more power, or plus’s, than you might think! But we don’t think we’ll be becoming Sulfuric Acid Plus any time soon.

8. A jellyfish and a cucumber are each 95% water!

But we’re not sure we’d want to eat jellyfish in a lunchtime salad.

9. A leaky tap that drips one drip per second can waste more than 11,300 litres a year!

It’s no wonder we’re so committed to helping businesses reduce water wastage. Installing Water Plus’s sensor taps helps this issue.

10. It takes 75 litres of water to make one pint of beer!

Your Friday night beverage might be more complicated than you thought.

11. There are no actual scientific studies to support the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water per day!

But we’d still recommend staying hydrated, especially after that Friday night beverage. Water has been shown to improve your mood, help you perform better, and strengthen your immune system. Why not check out our dry January blog for more info on the benefits of drinking water?

12. NASA has discovered water, in the form of ice, on the moon!

Fancy a cold glass of moon water?

13. It takes about 80 litres of water to fill a bathtub!

That’s a lot! Don’t panic, showers are much more water efficient and we sell flow control showerheads to improve this even more. Plus, we can also supply shower timers so you make the most of your shower time.

14. Only 0.007% of the planet's water is available to use for fuelling and feeding Earth's 6.8 billion people!

All the more reason not to waste it.

15. Hot water can freeze faster than cold water, in some conditions. It's known as the 'mpemba effect'.

Don’t ask us how this works, but it definitely sounds cool.

Hopefully, this wonderfully weird water wisdom brightened your day.

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