Water is one of life’s necessities. A person can only survive for about a week without water. We all need water, but for something so important to us, how much do we know about water? Read on to increase your fluid intelligence and get the facts about water, from its different types to some interesting things about it.
Interesting Facts About Water
· March 22nd is World Water Day. As the name implies, it is celebrated all over the world, making water one of the earth’s only natural resources to have its own holiday.
· We have in the world now the same amount of water that we had when the earth was formed. It’s possible that some of the molecules in your water were in the same water that a dinosaur drank.
· The first water pipes were made of hollowed logs.
· Far from the days of hollowed log pipelines, modern advances such as water cooler dispensers, running water, washing machines, dishwashers and indoor plumbing have changed everyday life for many of us.
More About the Difference Between Hard and Soft Water
· Contrary to their description, water isn’t categorized by how it feels. Hard and soft water both feel the same. Instead, the two water types are divided by their mineral content.
· Hard water has minerals in it such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur and lime that are missing in soft water. These minerals can make the water taste good, which is one reason why spring water is often used in bottled water.
· Each type of water has its advantages and its disadvantages. Hard water, in addition to having a good flavor, binds well with soap. This can be a good thing when you’re trying to rinse all the shampoo out of your hair in the shower, but it also means that you have to use more detergent when washing your clothes.
· A disadvantage of hard water is that it can leave behind a mineral residue. This residue can build up over time and contribute to clogged pipes. It’s harder on appliances and tea kettles than soft water is, and if you shower with hard water, you’ll find that you have to clean your shower on a more frequent basis than if you were showering with soft water instead.
· Soft water, on the other hand, is easier on your dishwasher and your appliances and makes soap more effective when scrubbing pots and pans or doing a load of laundry. If you have soft water, you’ll find that your appliances are more efficient and there’s less residue in the inside of your dishwasher and on your shower walls.
Whether you prefer hard or soft water, whether you wash your dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, whether you shower or take baths, one thing is guaranteed. Water will always be an important part of your life. Share these facts with your friends and family, and celebrate World Water Day every day of the year.