Random Facts: Water

There are more than 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home.

Nearly 97 per cent of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable; another 2 per cent is in glaciers or ice caps. That leaves only one per cent of the water to fulfil all our needs.

Including the amount needed to grow the ingredients, it takes around 20 gallons of water to make one pint of beer.

The Atlantic Ocean contains 23 per cent of the world’s seawater. The Pacific contains 48 per cent.

There are more molecules in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean.

A camel can drink 35 gallons of water in 10 minutes but some rats can survive longer than camels without water.

In 2011, a team of 173 Dutchmen set a record for most people ironing underwater for 10 minutes.