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## Water Fun Facts

- It takes 100,000 gallons of water to manufacture one automobile.
- A cow must drink 4 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of milk.
- It takes 30 - 40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.
- It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice.
- It takes 10 -15 gallons of water to wash dishes by hand.
- Ten inches of melted snow equals about one inch of water.
- 122 gallons of water are needed to produce one loaf of bread.
- It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.
- You can live about one month without food; but only a few days without water.
- 75% of all rain and snow fall directly back into the ocean and other bodies of water without touching land.
- A 5-minute shower uses 25 - 50 gallons of water.
- Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes while running water takes 6 gallons.
- 9 to 12 gallons of water are used in a dishwasher.
- It takes 6 gallons of water to produce one serving of french fries.
- It takes 10 gallons of water to make one serving of soda.
- About 3/4 of a human body is water.
- Growing a day's food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water.
- A typical household uses about 100 gallons of water per day per person.
- You can drink more than 4,000 glasses of tap water for the same cost as a 6-pack of soda.
- Families turn on water faucets about 70 times a day.
- Washing a load of clothes uses about 50 gallons of water.
- About 9 gallons of water are used to process one can of fruit.
- Making a hamburger, fries, and soda uses 1500 gallons of water (raise potatoes, grain, and cattle).
- Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight. This is enough water to fill a 30' by 50' swimming pool.
- 2/3 of the water you use at home is in the bathroom.
- Watermelon is 93% water.
- Tomatoes are 90% water.
- Potatoes are 80% water.
- Ear of corn is 70% water.
- An elephant is 70% water.