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Old 09-06-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Cool article from Discover magazine about 20 unique things about water.

For example ....

#1. There is 332,500,000 cubic miles of water around the earth and yet less than one percent is fresh.
#11. Hairy legs get more sunburned than shaved legs due to water on hair acts like a magnifying glass.
#16. Drinking too much water can cause cerebral and pulmonary edema which can kill you as some marathon runners have died this way.
#17. Oregon State scientist have discovered that there may be more water in huge reservoirs underneath the oceans than in them.

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Water - DISCOVER Magazine
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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#17. Oregon State scientist have discovered that there may be more water in huge reservoirs underneath the oceans than in them.

I recently saw a show (maybe on Discovery) where they said there are huge reservoirs of water under the surface of the Earth, not just the oceans.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If Christopher Columbus poured an eight once glass of water into the ocean and that water mixed evenly with all the water in the world and you poured yourself an eight ounce glass of water from the tap, there would be about 250 water molecules from CC glass in your glass.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You have a gallon of water A in one container and a gallon of water B in another container. You take a cup of water A and pour it into the water B container and mix it. You then take a cup of that mix and pour it into the container of water A.

Is there more water A in the B container or more water B in the A container?

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The same.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Those endpieces are just the comics section of the magazine, and rarely contain significant info. One of the things they DON'T mention is that water can form fifteen known types of ice.
Ice : Phases

They didn't have access to fairly recent speculation that water is actually formed in space by the decomposition of oxygen containing compounds by ultraviolet light, and subsequent joining with free hydrogen.
Recipe for water: Just add starlight

They also didn't mention that it is impossible to get a (coffee) cup of water without ice and unheated in a Mexican restaurant on the first attempt. Try it some time. Ask "I'd like a cup of water with no ice."
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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If Christopher Columbus poured an eight once glass of water into the ocean and that water mixed evenly with all the water in the world and you poured yourself an eight ounce glass of water from the tap, there would be about 250 water molecules from CC glass in your glass.
LOL ... interesting there Charles
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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#17. Oregon State scientist have discovered that there may be more water in huge reservoirs underneath the oceans than in them.

I recently saw a show (maybe on Discovery) where they said there are huge reservoirs of water under the surface of the Earth, not just the oceans.

Tek

I'm sure you and others know more about this kinda stuff (physics/geology etc) than i as biology is my main interest in the sciences and so i'm curious as to how water ''possibly'' formed so far down below? Was it just billions of years of rain etc. filtering its way thru the earths crust ???
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Tek

I'm sure you and others know more about this kinda stuff (physics/geology etc) than i as biology is my main interest in the sciences and so i'm curious as to how water ''possibly'' formed so far down below? Was it just billions of years of rain etc. filtering its way thru the earths crust ???
The dinosaurs had beer.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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The dinosaurs had beer.
Ah ... that explains it then
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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14 Although many doctors tell patients to drink eight glasses of water a day, there is no scientific evidence to support this advice.
I have read before that there has never been any study to actually determine how much water a human should drink.
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