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March 22 – World Water Day

Posted on March 22, 2012

World Water Day

Five Food Finds about Water

  • Over 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  • The recommended daily intake of water is 8 cups per day, but it can come through the consumption of food as well.
  • There’s more fresh water stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
  • Drinking too much water too quickly causes water intoxication, caused by reduced sodium (salt) levels in the blood stream.  Some confuse this with a “runner’s high”.
  • Of all the water on the earth, humans can use about three tenths of a percent of it for drinking water.

Daily Quote

“My fake plants died because I didn’t pretend to water them.”

-Mitch Hedberg

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1841 Cornstarch was patented by Orlando Jones in England.

1960 R.I.P. Agnes Arber the British botanist who wrote ‘Herbals: Their Origin and Evolution‘ (1912) and ‘The Gramineae: A Study of Cereal, Bamboo and Grass‘ (1934).

1975 ‘Lady Marmalade’ by LaBelle is #1 on the charts.  (Marmalade is a French name for Jam or Jelly.)

  

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