Fun Facts about Water

Document Sample
Fun Facts about Water Powered By Docstoc
					                           Fun Facts about Water

   It takes 100,000 gallons of water to manufacture one automobile.
   It takes 30-40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.
   It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of
    orange juice.
   It takes 10 - 15 gallons of water to wash dishes by hand.
   Ten inches of melted snow equals about one inch of water.
   122 gallons of water are needed to produce one loaf of bread.
   It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.
   You can live about one month without food; but only a few days without
   75% of all rain and snow fall directly back into the ocean and other bodies of
    water without touching land.
   A 5 minute shower uses 25 - 50 gallons of water.
   Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes while running water takes 6 gallons.
   9 to 12 gallons of water are used in a dishwasher.
   It takes 6 gallons of water to produce one serving of french fries.
   It takes 10 gallons of water to make one serving of a soda.
   Growing a day's food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water.
   A typical household uses about 100 gallons of water per day per person.
   Families turn on water faucets about 70 times a day
   Washing a load of clothes uses about 50 gallons of water.
   About 9 gallons of water are used to process one can of fruit.
   Making a hamburger, fries, and soda uses 1500 gallons of water (raising
    potatoes, grain, and cattle).
   Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a
    typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight. This is enough water to fill a 30' by 50'
    swimming pool.
   2/3 of the water you use at home you use in the bathroom.
   Watermelon is 93% water.
   Tomatoes are 90% Water.
   Potatoes are 80% water.
   Ear of corn is 70% water.
   An elephant is 70% water.