Thursday, September 19, 2019

DYK: 10 Facts based around Saltwater

From: William F.
Sent: September 19, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: 10 Facts based around Saltwater


1. Did you know that the mangrove trees live in saltwater, filter out 99% of salt through their roots, and are literally desalination plants.
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2. Did you know that there is a saltwater lake named Jellyfish Lake that was cut off from the ocean and is completely filled with jellyfish. As natural predators have been sealed off from the lake, the jellyfish have harmless stingers due to evolutionary regression. Swimming in the lake is safe and permitted. Learn more.

3. Did you know that the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson can make 400,000 gallons of its own freshwater daily by desalinating surrounding saltwater. Learn more.

4. Did you know that due to their highly efficient kidneys, Cats can drink saltwater to remain hydrated.

5. Did you know that there is a lamp that generates 8 hours of light using 1 glass of saltwater, which can provide a low cost alternative to residents of the Philippines. Learn more.

6. Did you know that Saltwater Brewery introduced edible six-pack rings to help alleviate the issue with how they injured sea animals, and most notably turtles and seabirds. Learn more.

7. Did you know that that saltwater taffy isn't actually made with salt water at all. They started calling it that as a joke, a marketing ploy, and it just took off from there. Learn more.

8. Did you know that Blood Falls in Antarctica looks like an overflow of blood. The red color is actually an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater, flowing from the tongue of Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney. Learn more.

9. Did you know that there is a saltwater lake in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has salinity about half of that of the Dead Sea, allowing bathers to float easily. Learn more.

10. Did you know that the sinking of the USS Indianapolis is considered the greatest loss of life in the history of the US Navy. 900 of the 1100 man crew survived the sinking but shark attacks, dehydration and saltwater poisoning left only 317 total survivors when they were rescued. Learn more.

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