Diet: Drink Up

Here is a good idea from my friend Tifani. She uses a red cup and a sharpie to keep track of her water intake.

I always forget or I leave half empty bottles around.

I am going to try this tomorrow.

And get all 8 glasses finished and feel better too.

I took these fun water facts from here.

Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water.  97% of the water on Earth is salt water.

The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s fresh water.

68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.

30% of fresh water is in the ground.

1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.

Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.

Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.

There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined.

If all of the water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere fell at once, distributed evenly, it would only cover the earth with about an inch of water.

Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.

Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.

Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.

In 1900, 25,000 American’s died of typhoid. By 1960, thanks to the use of chlorine in water treatment, that number dropped to 20.

Residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons of water per day.

The New York City water supply system leaks 36 million gallons per day.

There are approximately one million miles of water pipeline and aqueducts in the United States and Canada, enough to circle Earth 40 times.

The first water pipes in the US were made from wood (bored logs that were charred with fire).

The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 1832

A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.

A cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds

An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.

Water vaporizes at 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C.

It takes more water to manufacture a new car (39,090 gallons) than to fill an above ground swimming pool.

It takes more than ten gallons of water to produce one slice of bread.

Over 713 gallons of water go into the production of one cotton T-shirt.

1000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk.

Roughly 634 gallons of water go into the production of one hamburger.

Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.

At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.

Water makes up between 55-78% of a human’s body weight.

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