A chemical substance with the chemical formula H₂O, and an important biological solvent.

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Does one hamburger take more water to produce than 2 months worth of showering?

One hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce – the equivalent of 2 months’ worth of showers. Per http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ from Catanese, Christina. “Virtual Water, Real ...
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Does wetting your toothbrush have health effects?

Today I read a tweet from @Funny_Truth: "Don't wet your toothbrush after you put toothpaste. Water will reduce the healthy benefits of toothpaste." Is it true? If it is what does actually ...
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Do covered [drinking water] reservoirs cause health risks compared to open-air reservoirs?

Bull Run Waiver.org is a political group opposed to covering drinking water reservoirs in Portland, Oregon. They making a number of claims that closed reservoirs introduce greater health risks than ...
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Is reheated water less effective for skinning goats?

For the Hindu festival of Dashain, we strip the hair from a sacrificed goat with hot water. I was told that the water should be constantly heated. If it is allowed to cool before reheating, it ...
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Is rice water a good fertilizer?

When rice is washed, the wash water becomes whitish due to the starchy powder in the skin of unwashed rice. I've often heard or read, usually in water-saving, money-saving, or gardening tips, that the ...
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Does increasing water intake during a diet help with weight loss?

Just about any weight loss coach/program I've ever seen say that drinking a lot of water (exact amount vary) combined with a low-calorie diet helps with losing weight (compered to the diet alone) ...
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is there any specific reason behind the shape of single use plastic water bottles [closed]

Nearly every water bottle available in market has stripe like designs on it, is it just for decoration purposes, or is there any specific reason for that design.
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Does drinking water at certain times help digestion, prevent high-blood pressure, strokes and heart-attacks?

There is a poster in our breakroom at work that states this about drinking water: 2 glasses of water in the morning helps internal organs 1 glass before meal helps digestion 1 glass before ...
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Does drinking water after eating watermelon cause cholera?

This question is about a myth popular in India and Pakistan (as printed). The myth is that drinking water or milk after eating watermelon causes cholera. Have any experiments falsified/supported this ...
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Can freezing make water cleaner?

I have heard of the following procedure intended to make water cleaner: Put a pot of water in the freezer. After a few hours the water will be partly frozen. Discard the ice. Keep the liquid in the ...
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Is it actually beneficial to reduce water consumption? [closed]

Household appliances are getting more and more efficient at conserving water, and advertising claims that this helps conserve the environment. Some time ago, I've seen a documentary about a German ...
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Are snowflakes incapable of four-fold symmetry?

The following blog post says (emphasis added) Walking by our neighborhood’s great institution of learning this evening, I was pleased to see paper snowflakes in a window. Pleased, then ...
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Can a car run on water? As per this experiment [duplicate]

The Agha Waqar's car that ran on water was a great news for a long time. Where a Pakistan based inventor invented a car that got all the power from water. He was using a water kit to get the energy. ...
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Do water molecules change when you talk to them?

I've heard that saying something nice in front of water changes the water molecules shape into a nice shape and saying something bad in front of it makes the molecules align in a bad order (ugly one). ...
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Can people run on water?

There have been a few videos around since as far back as 2010 that people can run on water. This is less commonly called Liquid Mountaineering. This is apparently a new sport but I have only ever seen ...
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Has this 2006 experiment about the effect of distant intention on water been challenged? [duplicate]

While researching Masaru Emoto (who I hadn't heard of before today), I found plenty of places where his work was rejected as being only pseudo-scientific, yet I also found this one paper: Double-Blind ...
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Can emotions alter water molecular structure [duplicate]

I've seen a documentary, long time ago, claiming that emotions can alter the molecular structure of water. The documentary was citing the same studies as this article: ...
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Do lakes and seaside areas have less snow? Why?

A friend claimed that areas near lakes or the sea have less snow, a theory she heard on a visit to Lancaster, England, which is near the Lake District as well as the Irish Sea and so would feel the ...
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Are warm and cold water generally good enough for laundry? [closed]

This blog post says: Use warm water for whites; cold water for colors. Now admittedly I used to be a hot water for whites guy, but after researching the heck out of this article, I found that ...
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Is water that can be set on fire safe to drink?

In this newly release video by RT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1A3x7AyIVo A man sets water on fire that is pouring from his well, the narrator reads: The local government of Texas, tells ...
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Does a full grown oak tree expel 7 tons of water from its leaves in a day?

There are a couple sites with this claim but I can't find any reliable sources... http://www.snapple.com/real-facts/cap-view/715 ...
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Is consuming drinking water stored in PET bottles harmful

It's a common practice in India to store drinking water in Polyethylene Terephthalate(commonly know as PET) bottles. It is also claimed in many health forums & newspapers articles that PET bottles ...
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Did an elite Kenyan athlete help an armless runner drink, losing $10,000 prizemoney as a result?

From WTF Facts A Kenyan elite runner passes water to a dehydrated disabled Chinese runner who was suffering. This slowed her time. She came in 2nd in the race not only costing her the win ...
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Does it take 20000 L of water to produce 1 kg of cotton and 130 L to produce 1 cup of coffee?

http://everylastdrop.co.uk/ says "When you consider the water required to produce all the stuff we consume, we actually guzzle a massive 4,645 litres every day". It then lists several specific cases, ...
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Does chlorine in water harm soil bacteria?

This article claims that both chlorine, and chloramine, which are added to many municipal water supplies to kill harmful bacteria, can also harm the good bacteria in soil, necessary for a healthy ...
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Do “Toilet Magnets” help prevent staining due to hard water build-up?

The claim is that two magnets dropped into the tank of a toilet can help prevent staining and scaling due to hard water and products such as the following are sold for this purpose: I have found at ...
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Will fluoride and chlorine dissipate from tap water left to sit overnight?

One common recommendation for watering house plants with tap water is to allow the water to sit overnight before watering, so that the fluorine and chlorine that are commonly added to tap water (which ...
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Does Masaru Emoto's experiment show human consciousness affects the aesthetics of water crystals?

Japanese author and doctor of alternative medicine, Masaru Emoto claims that water can react to intentions. Talk nice to water and you get nice looking ice crystals from it. Mention Adolf Hitler near ...
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Can boiling water break car windows?

A friend of mine in Australia has heard from several of her friends that it's unsafe to pour boiling water on car windows in order to defrost them. Online examples of people claiming it's unsafe ...
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Are we running out of drinking water so that we need to be frugal with it?

I’ve read in the news that a majority of earth’s population might run out of drinking water. As with many of these kind of predictions it’s difficult to judge the urgency and correctness of it ...
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Does warm water freeze faster than cool water? [duplicate]

I just happened to stumble across a phrase that says so, is it true? Here is the source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpemba_effect
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Does water therapy provide measurable benefits to childbirth?

I recently watched the trailer for The Business of Being Born, which included the following quote: "The presence of Doulas; using water during labor; these things have been scientifically shown to ...
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Does adding a dry towel to a load in the dryer make it dry faster?

Is there any truth to the claim the a dry towel can actually speed up the drying process? There are numerous different sources that I've heard claim this, here is one on voices.yahoo A few months ...
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Can a loudspeaker make water stream form a zig-zag flow?

If you watch this Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2 YouTube video, you can see an amazing effect with water, a sinusoidal signal and a woofer. Is this a true effect due to vibration of the ...
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Does drinking water from plastic bottles contaminate your blood? [duplicate]

I wanted to know if there is any research on the issue Daniel Vitalis raises on bottling water here (5th minute and on). He claims that if one drinks water bottled in plastic bottles one will ...
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Does “hard water” cause eczema?

Hard water is drinking water that is high in minerals. According to Wikipedia The World Health Organization says that "there does not appear to be any convincing evidence that water hardness ...
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Is sea water suitable for human consumption?

Some relatives of mine think that drinking sea water is good for health, but I highly doubt it. They claim that drinking small amounts of sea water daily helps people to be healthier (reference ...
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Did the Nazis maliciously fluoridate drinking water?

Firstly, I think this is a stupid unbelievable question. However, for the sake of getting on S.SE, is there any evidence to for the Nazis using fluoride maliciously for example, to make prisoners more ...
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Does human water consumption have an environmental impact? [closed]

Fresh water consumption is often mentioned as an important factor of environmental concerns. It is in particular accused of emptying lakes and rivers. Many household habits are advised to conserve ...
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Does the QNET Amezcua Bio Disc work?

Is the Bio Disc medically effective? The product description says Bio Disc is able to redefine and harmonise the energy of water, greatly maximising its positive affect on the human body ...
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Does drinking cold water help to reduce weight?

According to this article, it was mentioned: there may be advantages in drinking cold water for weight loss So, does drinking cold water really help to reduce weight? and does drinking warm water ...
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Does Disney have the third largest navy in the world?

Does Disney really have the world's third/fourth/fifth/sixth/seventh largest "navy"? I've often seen this claim being bandied about on trivia sites and the like. But there are never any credible ...
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Can one save up to $160 a year by peeing in the shower?

Ok, this claim just came across Facebook -- that one can save $160USD by peeing in the shower. Certainly, peeing in the shower is both more green and will in fact save water, especially if you let the ...
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Has 99% of the western continental Europe banned water fluoridation?

I keep seeing this claim about the unpopularity of water fluoridation parroted. Despite dental pressure, 99% of western continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to ...
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Does taking a shower when dehydrated increase body weight?

For sports (such as wrestling, MMA, judo, etc) where the competition is divided into weight divisions, it's common to drop cut 10+ lbs of water weight hours before weigh ins and then rehydrate right ...
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Can you breathe underwater using bubbles of air?

A very popular videogame character, which is famous for his sonic speed, is depicted breathing underwater by using air bubbles. Now since I've never heard anyone complaining about this, despite the ...
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Does drinking while eating impair digestion?

I have read many blogs and forums that either say eating and drinking at the same time is safe, good for you or bad for you. No sources are ever cited on any of the sites. Does research exist to ...
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How dangerous is it to be in a small watercraft when thunder is heard? [closed]

Recently, I was about to go boating and I heard thunder so I didn't. At the time, though, I saw that the storm head was passing about 20 miles to the West of us and there were only a few, dispersed ...
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Will individuals respond differently to homeopathic remedies prepared with unboiled vs. boiled water?

Related: Does water have a memory as claimed in homeopathy? I recently watched a debate between Ben Goldacre and Peter Fischer on homeopathy. During the course of the debate, an audience member ...
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Does Pureit Polisher remove the chlorine from chlorinated water?

This purifier claims to produce 100% pure water. They use chlorine. Chlorine, when taken in for a long period, is bad for health. The 4 stage purification process. Polisher Removes chlorine and ...