Water is the most common substance known to man and also the most mysterious. The list of anomalies associated with it runs as long as the ocean is deep. Modern science has ignored this seemingly simple molecule, dismissing any qualities beyond the materialistic as pseudoscience and new age baloney. Water is central to life and more than its mere chemical makeup. Today nobody really understands it. Water is the ultimate mystery.
Any substance can exist in three different physical forms; solid, liquid and gas. Water is the only substance on earth that naturally occurs in all three states.
As a gas it is one of lightest known, as a liquid it is much denser than expected and as a solid it is much lighter than expected.
Unlike other liquids, water expands when frozen. Yet, while frozen, weighs around 9% less than water which is why ice floats. All other liquids shrink (become more dense) when freezing instead of less dense. In general, it is extremely unusual for the solid phase of a substance to be less dense than its liquid phase, but lucky for aquatic life it is, since ice floats on top of oceans and lakes and allows fish to live.
“Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous…’ ~ Albert Szent-Georgi, 1893-1986
The Mpemba Effect, named after Erasto Mpemba, is the observation that warmer water can freeze faster than colder water, which is kind of weird.
Even stranger, to burn anything whatsoever, there has to be at least some quantity of water. Water particles have been removed from gasoline, and the gasoline doesn’t burn. The idea of running automobile engines solely on water may not sound as ludicrous now, in light of this little known fact.
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