Water is life, so it is worth knowing some facts about water! Read it here!
- The official world record for the fastest speed on water belongs to Ken Warby, who reached a speed of 275.97 knots (511.11 km./h, or 317.58 mph) by using a unlimited-class jet-powered hydroplane Spirit of Australia on Blowering Dam Lake, New South Wales, Australia, on 8 October 1978.
- Another weird record, SLAVISA PAJKIC – BIBA from Yugoslavia, was able to heat a 15 ml (0.5 fl oz) cup of water from 25 °C to 97 °C (77 °F to 206 °F) in a time of 1 min 37 sec by letting electricity pass through his body!
- We all know water will start becoming ice from its liquid state, on 0 degree Celsius and lower. The coldest form of liquid water is known to be found at tiny water droplets in clouds over west Texas, of which the temperature was -37.5C (-35.5F).
- Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.
- A recent report (November 2009) suggests that by 2030, in some developing regions of the world, water demand will exceed supply by 50%.
- According to Nat Geo One billion people lack access to safe drinking water.
- Despite of the fact that water covers 70.9% earth’s surface, only 2.5 % is the fresh water, which can be used for daily use.
- 60% of human body is water!
- The water we drink today has likely been around in one or the other form since dinosaurs’ time. ie, hundreds of millions of years ago. The amount of fresh water in the earth has remained almost the same, continually recycled through the atmosphere and back into our cups.