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How much liquid does the average man produce in a lifetime

The amount of liquid a person produces in a lifetime can vary widely depending on various factors, including age, health, diet, and individual physiology. However, I can provide a rough estimate based on certain bodily fluids that the average person produces throughout their life. The average man produces in a lifetime 35,990 liters of urine (42.7%); 25,977 liters of saliva (30,8%); 16,236 liters of sweat (19,3%); 5,954 liters of tears (7,1%). and 81,5 liters of sperm (0,1%). Below is a fascinating infographic created by shows how much liquid the average man produces in a lifetime. With a human life expectancy of 75-80 years, these numbers would look as follows: Saliva: On average, a person produces about 1 to 1.5 liters (approximately 34 to 51 fluid ounces) of saliva per day. Over a typical lifespan of around 75 to 80 years, this could add up to roughly 27,375 to 43,800 liters (about 7,233 to 11,569 gallons) of saliva. Urine: An adult urinates about 1 to 2 liters (a

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large and persistent accumulation of marine debris , primarily consisting of plastics, located in the North Pacific Ocean. It has evolved over time due to a combination of factors, including ocean currents, human activity, and weathering. The existence of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was first hypothesized in the 1980s, but it wasn't until later that scientific expeditions and research confirmed its presence. It is challenging to pinpoint the exact date of its formation because plastic pollution in the ocean gradually accumulates. The patch's formation is primarily attributed to the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a system of rotating ocean currents that traps debris brought in by coastal currents. The debris consists of various types of plastics, including bottles, bags, fishing nets, and microplastics. The size and concentration of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have grown over the years due to the continuous influx of plastics into t

CO2 concentration in atmosphere over last 800 thousand years

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere has varied significantly over the past 800,000 years. This information is primarily derived from the study of ice cores drilled from Antarctica and Greenland, which provide a record of past atmospheric conditions. Below is the graph of CO2 concentration in atmosphere over 800 thousand years created by Reddit user: drivenbydata. Time on this graph is warped using sqrt scale before 1900 for readability. Prior to the Industrial Revolution , which began in the late 18th century, the Earth's climate experienced a series of glacial-interglacial cycles. During ice ages, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere were generally lower, typically ranging between approximately 180 to 280 parts per million (ppm). These fluctuations were primarily driven by natural factors such as volcanic activity, variations in Earth's orbit, and changes in solar radiation. During interglacial periods, like the one we are currently in (