# The Tale Of Water

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• 1.

### Blood is thicker than water. How much exactly?

• A.

6 times thicker

• B.

4 timer thicker

• C.

10 times thicker

A. 6 times thicker
Explanation
The phrase "blood is thicker than water" is a common saying that means family bonds are stronger than other relationships. In this context, the answer "6 times thicker" implies that the bond of blood relatives is six times stronger or more important than other connections.

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• 2.

### How much of the Earth's surface is covered with water?

• A.

86%

• B.

71%

• C.

57%

• D.

97%

B. 71%
Explanation
Approx. 71% ! The ocean on the other hand, holds approx. 97% of all Earth's water. But most of the water is unusable to humans. Less than 3% of the water is fresh, with much of it trapped in glaciers, the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Just 0,5% of our freshwater is easily accessible.

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• 3.

### How much water is required to make a single (ordinary) cotton t-shirt?

• A.

1,350 liters

• B.

2,700 liters

• C.

560 liters

B. 2,700 liters
Explanation
Unfortunately, it takes a whopping 2,700 liters of CLEAN water to produce cotton, to finally make a single t-shirt.

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• 4.

### How much water does an European resident use per day? (average)

• A.

70 gallons / 265 liters

• B.

50 gallons / 189 liters

• C.

35 gallons / 132 liters

B. 50 gallons / 189 liters
Explanation
On average, a European resident uses 189 liters of water per day. While an American uses 378 liters of water per day.

Source: Treehugger.com

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• 5.

### Which of these food products requires the most water for production?

• A.

Chocolate (1 kg)

• B.

Beef (1 kg)

• C.

Cheese (1 kg)

A. Chocolate (1 kg)
Explanation
Chocolate!

It requires 17196 liters of water to produce one kilo chocolate, according to a report from IME. I've had hard time finding an explanation for this. It seems to be a combination of the amount of water used in the milk production, water use in growing the cacao beans which need plenty of water and processing. Information on how different chocolates are produced and the volume of water used is hard to come by online.

Production of beef also requires a massive volume at 15415 liters, while cheese requires 3178 liters.

Sources: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) via The Guardian.

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• 6.

### Where will you find the driest (non-polar) place on earth?

• A.

Sahara desert, Africa

• B.

Atacama desert, Chile

• C.

Luxor, Egypt

B. Atacama desert, Chile
Explanation
The Northern Atacama holds the world record for the longest dry streak (173 months without a drop of rain).

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• 7.

### True or false: Collectively, South African women and children walk a daily distance equivalent to 16 trips to the moon and back, to fetch water.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
I'm not kidding! It is true!

Source: Treehugger.com

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• 8.

### Where will you find world's cleanest and healthiest drinking water?

• A.

Norway

• B.

Switzerland

• C.

Germany

B. Switzerland
Explanation
Switzerland heads the pack, followed by Norway, Luxembourg, France and Austria. Water regulations in Switzerland are very strict and the water quality is constantly monitored.

Sources: Environmental Performance Index via Pelican Water, and Home Department of Industrial Companies (Switzerland).

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• 9.

### True or false: Every year, more people die from all forms of violence (including war), than from unsafe water.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
It's the opposite! More people die from unsafe water than from war and all forms of violence.

Source: UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

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• 10.

### Is Typhoid a water-borne disease?

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

A. Yes
Explanation
Yes, it is - along with dysentry, salmonella, cholera, hepatitus A and more.

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• 11.

### What is the second longest river in the world?

• A.

Nile river

• B.

Missouri river

• C.

Amazon river

C. Amazon river
Explanation
There's some disagreement on whether Amazon or the Nile is the longest river, but several sources point out that Nile is the longest, which makes Amazon the second longest river in the world. The Missouri river is the longest river in the US.

Source: The Telegraph.

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• 12.

### How much water does a low-flush (modern) toilet use in a single flush?

• A.

13 liters

• B.

4 liters

• C.

8 liters

C. 8 liters
Explanation
Low-flush toilets work with a very small amount of water. The exact amount varies between less than a liter up to 6-8 liters.

Source: SSWM

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