12 Water Facts To Quench Your Thirst For Knowledge On World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22, is World Water Day, which means we should all take a little time to appreciate the great things water does for us, like keeping us alive and making it possible to have bodies and stuff.

From filling up swimming pools to saving lives, there's no limit on what water can do.

So grab a tall glass of H2O and brush up on these aqueous facts.

An adult body is made up of 70 percent water. https://instagram.com/p/BDRZvh-B6SV/embed/


About 70 percent of our planet is covered in water.

Coincidence? I think not.

Eating a plant-based diet saves water.

Sorry, meat lovers.

Drinking too much water can kill you.

Called hyponatremia, drinking excessive amounts of water can dilute your sodium levels and lead to an imbalance of electrolytes, causing your brain to swell.

We're drinking the same water our ancient ancestors drank.

According to AllAboutWater.Org,

The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.

Isn't that insane?!

The average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water a day.

Lemon water is a great detoxifier.

One in 10 people lack access to safe, clean drinking water.

Only 3 percent of the world's water is fresh, and 69 percent of that fresh water is locked up in glaciers and icecaps.

But we want to keep it there if we want sea levels to stay stable.

Water expands by 9 percent when it freezes.

That's why your water bottles get all bent out of shape when you freeze them.

It was estimated that over 6 million gallons of water were wasted, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Other reports showed the viral campaign for Lou Gehrig's disease awareness may have contributed to California's drought.

Thunderclouds can hold more than 2 billion pounds of water.

That is one hydrated cloud.