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Water, Water Everywhere

The Question: Do you know the percentage of the earth's surface covered by water? The Answer: About 70.8% of the Earth's surface is covered by…

Muddy Waters

(McKinley Morganfield)blues singerBorn: 4/4/1915Birthplace: Rolling Fork, Mississippi Blues singer and guitarist who plugged in Delta blues and is considered one of rock's most influential…

Water Clocks

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology Physics Laboratory Water clocks were among the earliest timekeepers that didn't depend on the observation of celestial bodies. One of the…

Maxine Waters

U.S. congresswomanBorn: 1938Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo. Waters has been a member of Congress since 1991. The fifth of 13 children, Waters began working as a bus girl in a segregated restaurant when…

John Waters

John Waters, already well-known in his native Baltimore for his underground movies, hit it big in the 1970s with low-budget, bad-taste classics such as Pink Flamingoes and Polyester. His first "…

Muddy Waters

Name at birth: McKinley MorganfieldMuddy Waters was a Mississipi Delta blues singer and composer who helped create the Chicago blues sound of the 1940s and '50s. Raised on a farm in Mississippi,…

Roger Waters

Roger Waters earned a spot in 1996 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the bass player, vocalist and lyricist for the band Pink Floyd. Waters was a founding member of the band in 1965, along with…

water

(Encyclopedia) water, odorless, tasteless, transparent liquid that is colorless in small amounts but exhibits a bluish tinge in large quantities. It is the most familiar and abundant liquid on earth…

America's Troubled Waters

Source: U.S. PIRG, Troubled Waters: An Analysis of Clean Water Act Compliance, 2006. Since 1972, the Clean Water Act has made significant strides in…

Water Supply of the World

The Antarctic Icecap is the largest supply of fresh water, representing nearly 2% of the world's total of fresh and salt water. As can be seen from…