Water, Water, Everywhere: 10 Fun Facts About H2O

Summer is almost here, which means that beach and pool days are just around the corner! Help us kick-off summer with some “water-themed” fun. Share these fun facts about water with your child over dinner or in the car: We think they may spark some creative conversations to help pass the time (while providing a few giggles, too!)

5 Silly Facts About Water:

  • Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away, and their trunks can hold 2.5 gallons of water.
  • A dog’s nose is so sensitive it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.
  • Frogs do not need to drink water. Instead, they absorb it through their skin.
  • A fresh egg will sink in water, but a stale one won’t.
  • Egyptians made a picture or symbol for swimming as far back as 2500 BCE.

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5 Serious Facts About Water:

  • Approximately 70% of the earth is covered with water. Of that, only 2.5% is fresh water and 1% can be used as drinking water.
  • More than 2 billion people around the world do not have a safe supply of water.
  • A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 20 gallons each day.
  • Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas.
  • Water makes up between 55-78% of a human’s body weight.

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