Water is undoubtedly an eternal mystery that mankind is constantly trying to unravel. Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about water!
After numerous studies, scientists have discovered peculiar facts and properties of structured water that are truly fascinating.
8 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 (8 septillions) - that's how many molecules are contained in a glass of water, according to researchers' calculations, The Epoch Times reports. An interesting finding, but wouldn't it be more important to know its chemical composition or how the molecules are arranged?
Scientists have shown that when the structure of water changes, its chemical and microbiological composition changes and vice versa.
Every type of water has a set structure, and the arrangement of molecules varies from case to case. For example, in glacial, spring, or structured water, symmetrical snowflakes with 6 corners are formed, while in water that has undergone technological processing (pipes, filters, etc.), the water crystals are asymmetrical and appear to be broken.
Discover The Most Mind-Blowing Facts About Water
Around 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. However, only 3% is freshwater and most of the freshwater (2%) is frozen.
In a 100-year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.
Raindrops are not in the form of tears. Using high-speed cameras, scientists have discovered that their shape is flattened, spheroidal.
Usually, a person can survive a month without food, but only seven days without drinking water.
Most of the water we consume every day comes from eating food. For example, 95% of a tomato is water, apples have 85% water content, spinach 91%, and potatoes 80%.
Aquagenic urticaria is a very rare form of allergic reaction to water. Only thirty cases have been recorded in the medical literature and it is thought to be due to the presence of a water-soluble antigen in the skin. In contact with water, the antigen is dissolved, passes through the skin, and causes defense cells to release histamine. This leads to hives, itching, and other allergic symptoms.
At one point, engineers at the University of Florida created a flat, non-wetting surface where water droplets roll off it but don't penetrate it. To make this surface, they replicated the shape and pattern of tiny hairs similar to those that grow on the bodies of spiders, which are designed to stay dry at all times.
It takes 450 liters of water for a chicken to produce an egg, 7,000 liters to refine a barrel of oil, and 148,000 liters to produce a car.
A material called "elastic water" has been developed at the University of Tokyo, composed of a mixture of two grams of clay, organic matter, and natural water. This "elastic water" is ideal for making medicines and repairing tissue.
Masaru Emoto's Vision About Water
The late Masaru Emoto, one of the world's leading researchers in the field of water structure, said on the basis of many experiments: "Water has the magical power to give birth to everything and to preserve information". But the same experiments also show that water listens to music, as it reproduces the emotional structure of words and the shape and emotional structure of images.
Masaru Emoto showed a sample of water listening to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
"When the water in our body listens to beautiful music, our body changes. Music is a form of healing, it is the best medicine the human species has invented. There will come a time when we will buy healing music from the pharmacy," Masaru Emoto added.
So we need to drink more water, we need to see more pleasant images around us, listen to healing music, and hear - both from our own consciousness and from others - as many healing words as possible.
"We and our bodies are made almost entirely of water. At this stage, we are almost entirely water. After birth we are more than 80 percent water, then we are 70 percent water, and after the age of 60, we become less and less water. What happens when we are only 50 percent water? We rise to heaven (i.e. we die). Why can't we live without water? Because it transforms energy and information".
According to a study published in 2012, some of the water discovered on the Moon may have come from the Sun, specifically from solar winds that deposited hydrogen atoms on the lunar surface. The scientists who conducted the study believe that water was brought into our solar system, including Earth, by asteroids or comets from distant parts of space.
If the role played by the Sun in the process of lunar water emergence is confirmed, this mechanism could contribute to the appearance of water molecules in other parts of our solar system, said Yang Liu of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his colleagues.
Of course, the list could go on, but we've picked just some of the most mind-blowing facts about water.