These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

In the wake of Earth Day/Week, I ran across some trivia about one of the natural resources that is Number One on my list of concerns. You know what that is, don't you?

Facts about water:

How much water does it take to process a quarter pound of hamburger? Approximately one gallon.

How much water does it take to make four new tires? 2,072 gallons.

How much does a gallon of water weigh? One gallon of water, at 20 degrees Celsius, weighs 8.33 pounds.

What is the total amount of water used to manufacture a new car, including tires? 39,090 gallons per car.

How many households use private wells for their water supply? 17,000,000 households.
Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms. True—-solid, liquid, and gas.

Does water regulate the earth’s temperature? Yes, it is an insulator.

How long can a person live without food? More than a month.

How long can a person live without water? Approximately one week, depending upon conditions.

How much water must a person consume per day to maintain health? 2 1/2 quarts from all sources, i.e. water, food, etc.

How many miles of pipeline and aqueducts are in the U.S. and Canada? Approximately one million miles or enough to circle the earth 40 times.

What were the first water pipes made from in the U.S.? Fire charred bored logs.

How much water is used to flush a toilet? 1.6-7 gallons.

How much water is used in the average five-minute shower? 12.5-50 gallons.

How many community public water supply systems are there in the U.S.? 58,900.

How much water do these utilities process daily? 34 billion gallons.

How much water does the average US residence use during a year? 107,000 gallons

How much does a US individual use daily? 123 gallons

What does a person pay for water on a daily basis? The National average is 25 cents.

How much of the earth’s surface is water? 80%

Of all the earth’s water, how much is oceans or seas? 97%

How much of the earth’s water is frozen and therefore unusable? 2%

How much of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking? 1%

Is it possible for me to drink water that was part of the dinosaur era? Yes.

If all community water systems had to be replaced, what would be the cost? In excess of 175 billion.

What does it cost to operate the water systems throughout the country annually? Over $3.5 billion.

And I'm going to throw in some trivia about the human body that I got from Daisy today:

The human body is a machine that is full of wonder. This collection of human body facts will leave you wondering why in the heck we were designed the way we were.

1.. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. The more you dream.

2.. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg.

3.. The smallest is the male sperm.

4.. You use 200 muscles to take one step.

5.. The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.

6.. Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.

7.. A pair of human feet contain 250,000 sweat glands.

8.. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.

9.. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

10.. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannic.

11.. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

12.. The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds.

13.. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.

14.. At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.

15.. There is about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

16.. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

17.. The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.

18.. Your teeth start developing (in your gums) 6 months before you are born.

19.. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate

20.. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.

21.. Your thumb is the same length as your nose.

22.. At this very moment I know full well you are putting this last fact to the test ...
now remove your thumb from your nose and pass this on to the friends you think might be interested in comparing their thumbs to their noses as well.
You did it -- I KNOW you did !!!!!

And here are a couple others that I dug up:

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

The human brain is 80% water.

Now that your brains are awash in factoids, get back to work!! :D


  1. Your trivia is always so interesting!!!

  2. Patti, but the question is .... were you able to work after that??? LOL!!


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