Mind-Blowing Water Facts You Never Knew!

By Saurabh Shukla

Most Abundant Compound

Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering about 71% of the planet. However, most of this water (about 97%) is saltwater, found in oceans and seas.

Limited Freshwater

Despite the abundance of water on Earth, only about 2.5% of it is freshwater, suitable for drinking. And out of that, less than 1% is easily accessible, with the rest trapped in glaciers, ice caps, and underground aquifers.

Water Human Brain vs. Living Trees

Did you know? About 75% of the human brain is composed of water, mirroring the astonishing fact that 75% of a living tree is also comprised of this essential element.

Water Consumption

Globally, approximately 4 trillion cubic meters of freshwater are consumed annually, with agriculture accounting for 75 to 90% of a region's available freshwater. Surprisingly, it takes a staggering 1000 tons of water to produce just 1 ton of grain!

Virtual Water

Every product we consume has a "virtual water" footprint, representing the amount of water used in its production. For example, it takes about 1,800 gallons (6,814 liters) of water to produce one pound (0.45 kg) of beef.

Water Pollution

Around 80% of the world's wastewater is discharged untreated into rivers and oceans, leading to water pollution and threatening aquatic ecosystems and human health.

Unique Properties

Water is a remarkable substance with unique properties. It's the only natural substance that exists in all three states: solid (ice), liquid (water), and gas (water vapor) at normal Earth temperatures.

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