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9 Ridiculous Facts About Water That You Won’t Believe Are True In 2014

But they are true.

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8. Access to safe water and sanitation can improve girls' school attendance significantly.

Via Facebook: unicef

The maths are simple - for every hour they don't spend collecting water, they can spend it in class! And keeping girls in class for longer is crucial for any country's development.

9. We'll end with some good news. Since 1990, almost 2.1 BILLION people have gained access to safe water.


Pretty impressive considering the Earth's current population is 7 billion. But it's not enough - we've got to keep going until everyone has access to safe water. That's one of our goals at UNICEF. Find out how we're trying to make it happen here, and tell us what water means to you here.