Saturday, May 25, 2013

ABCEDEFG…H—is for H20

H20 or water as it is more commonly known is the most important thing in nature for sustaining life. It covers 71% of the earth’s surface.  Wow, that’s a lot of water! You can find water in liquid, solid and gas!  Yes that snowflake you caught on your tongue is H20.  And without water vapor you would never have even seen that snowflake because water vapor is necessary for the formation of clouds, rain and snow.

You can use water to put out fires, use it for recreation, wash with it, cool power plants, irrigate with it, and of course drink it.  And that is just a few of the many uses for water. I doubt there is anything found in nature that is more essential.

In addition 60% of the human body—that means you—is composed of water! 

Want to stay healthy?  The Institute of medicine recommends that men drink 3 liters of water per day and women should consume 2.2 liters per day to stay in the pink.

Just imagine if you had no running water in your home!  Not a great thought. Although our distant ancestors did live without running water in our modern world, we can live without a lot of things, but running water is just not one of them.

Of course while water is good, there are a few negatives if you want to call them that.  Water vapor stored in air reduces the ability to sweat making us hotter!   No worries though, just jump in a pool of...water and it will be all good!
I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.  ~Henry David Thoreau

H has got to be for H20!


Christine said...

Go water!

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, you made me laugh at the end of your post! LOL! Crazy girl ;o) I love water! Wouldn't know what I would do without it! We need to cherish it!

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