The next time you reach for a glass of water, remember this; you could be about to sip on dinosaur pee.
This is according to science YouTube channel, Curious Minds, which explains that the amount of water on the Earth has remained roughly the same for millions of years.
Around 121,000 cubic miles of water falls on the Earth in the form of precipitation every year, meaning this water has moved around the planet.
‘This means that in every glass of water you drink, there is a lot of water which has already passed through a dinosaur and come out the other end.’
The book ‘The Future of Water: A Startling Look Ahead,’ by Steve Maxwell and Scott Yates comes to a similar conclusion.
‘The water that dinosaurs drank is the same water we drink today, and the amount of water in the world is the same, too,’ the authors write.
‘Fossil fuels get burned and are gone forever. Water remains.’