Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:

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

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