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Old 11-08-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Food and Water

Bricks and Concrete

Gas and Electricity

Oil/Petrol

Soap/Shower Gel etc

Toilet Paper

Toothpaste

Hair Products

Clothes and Fabrics

Plastics and man made fibres

Leather (Shoes and Clothing etc)

Paper including Packaging

In other words those that sustain our basic needs and existence in relation to food, water, shelter, warmth, clothes and other products we take for granted on a daily basis.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I am talking about products that are bought and sold. Sorry for the confusion

Water is bought and sold. Everybody pays for their water products one way or another, even the water in their toilets is paid for one way or another. Nothing else on this planet except the air we breathe gets used or is needed by all living things as much as water. Everything that gets "produced" by human industry requires water to do so and that water is paid for. Everything that was on that list on that website you posted - all of those things require abundant water to produce them. Every commodity, every food product that humans consume - it all requires water to manufacture / produce it and everybody has to pay for it if they want it.


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Old 11-08-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I betcha that almost every single household in the world has at least one article of clothing (or some other item) with a zipper made by the YKK company of Japan.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:42 PM
 
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Shipping containers, and not just that they're used everywhere, but that they are used everywhere with the same dimensions.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Money.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I betcha that almost every single household in the world has at least one article of clothing (or some other item) with a zipper made by the YKK company of Japan.
so true
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Money.
Good one!!
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Old Today, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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If we count in gross tonnage, rice must be up there. It has been a staple food in Asia and Africa for thousands of years. Asian rice has been cultivated for at least 10,000 years, African for around 5000.
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Old Today, 06:03 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Has to be apple someth8ng ....iphone...ipad ...ipod,,,
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Old Today, 06:20 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Money.
I can imagine that there are still a few isolated forest, mountain and island tribes who use barter and other mediums of exchange besides money, assuming you mean minted coins, printed paper and electronic forms of money.

As such, money is a relatively recent human invention, only about 2,700 years old with a spotty history.

Is not Coca Cola, and any other drink, basically water flavored with sugar, caramel, coffee or fermented with grain other plant or some such?

My understanding is that the average human cannot survive more than three days without water.

In Italy, there is an expression, better a bad glass of wine than a good glass of water, but still essentially water.
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