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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Wetness. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Wetness so important!

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Top 10 Wetness facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 2016, an octopus named Inky mysteriously disappeared from New Zealand's National Aquarium. A wet trail later revealed he escaped his tank through a small hole, slid across the floor at night and squeezed his body through a pipe leading to the ocean.

  2. Blind Willie Johnson was a blues guitarist who was blinded as a boy, abused by his father, and died penniless from disease after sleeping bundled in wet newspaper in a burnt down house. Carl Sagan preserved his legacy by selecting one of his songs for the Voyager Golden Record in 1977.

  3. Dry counties have 3x the fatality rate of alcohol-related accidents than wet counties, because people drive longer distances for alcohol

  4. The wet wipe industry and sewerage companies are fighting over what it means to be “flushable” with the sewerage companies claiming that they had to remove lumps as big as 10 tons from their sewer systems.

  5. Firefighters use wetting agents to make water more "wet". The chemicals added reduce the surface tension of plain water so it's easier to spread and soak into objects.

  6. Dry counties (counties where the sale of alcohol is banned) have a drunk driving fatality rate ~3.6 times higher than wet counties.

  7. Wet plate photography cannot pick up certain tattoos. This ended up erasing a large part of Māori culture from history.

  8. The slogan "Make your wet dreams come true" was used by 1928 presidential candidate Al Smith in reference to repealing prohibition.

  9. Earthworms do NOT surface to avoid drowning when it rains... Instead, they come to the surface to move overland. Since worms breathe through their skin, the skin must stay wet in order for the oxygen to pass through it. And earthworms can actually survive for several weeks under water...

  10. A Navy shower is a shower were the water is turned on to get wet, turned off while soaping up, and then turned on again just long enough rinse off. A Hollywood shower, by contrast, is a shower with no time limit at whatever temperature you prefer.

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I can't stand it any more, yes Eastern Australia is burning and it's terrible, however contrary to all of the "All of Australia is burning" maps, the North West is in the Wet Seaso

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There is a whiskey boom in the state of Washington. Coupled with its more lax distilling laws, WA is very similar to Scotland with its wet, temperate climate and arable coastal locations that make for an ideal place to grow barley for whiskey.

Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter. The chemicals reduce the surface tension of plain water so it’s easier to spread and soak into objects, which is why it’s known as “wet water.”

Studies have shown that dry counties have higher drunk driving fatalities than wet counties. Researchers believe that dry county residents will go to neighboring wet counties, get intoxicated, then have to drive back further while drunk.

Bob Ross had an intense feud with his art teacher, William Alexander, who grew so frustrated with Bob Ross that he said: 'He betrayed me...I invented 'wet on wet.' I trained him and he is copying me -- what bothers me is not just that he betrayed me, but that he thinks he can do it better."

Adam Sandler's reason as to why he made a 4-picture contract with Netflix was because, “When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only. Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks.”

The same gene controls both body odor and earwax type. If you have dry, flakey earwax you have minimal body odor (common in East Asians). If you have waxy, wet earwax you'll have body odor (common in Caucasians).

Boston has hidden poems on its sidewalks that are only visible when wet. When it rains, pedstrians are treated to the work of Langston Hughes and others.

When your hand gets wet, it wrinkles due to your body creating "treads" for better grip in the water, not because your hand is absorbing water.

There exists a weatherphenomenon called a "rainbomb" and it has killed 137 people on DeltaFlight 191 on August 2, 1985. The scientific name is "wet microburst" and now there are photos.

Stephen Hawking's second wife, who was also his nurse, was rumored to have physically and mentally abused him, including refusing him access to a urine bottle so he would be forced to wet himself.

The climate of the Sahara undergoes enormous variations between wet and dry every 20500 years due to a tilt in the earth.At present (2018 AD), we are in a dry period, but it is expected that the Sahara will become green again in 15000 years

Above 19,200m (63,100ft) above sea level, the body hits the Armstrong limit. At this point you'll suffocate to death no matter how much air you inhale because the liquid wetting your lungs to let you breathe will boil away at body temperature, and is a major reason for pressurised suits.

The philtrum (the groove in the middle of your upper lip) exists in all mammals. It's much narrower in non-primates, and uses capillary action to keep the nose wet with saliva (ie. wet nose = good for dogs). A wet nose is better at trapping odors, hence the purpose of the philtrum.

The three warning sings of future psychopathic behavior are 1) animal torture, 2) prolonged bed-wetting, and 3) juvenile pyromania. Criminologists call these symptoms “The Triad.”

In 1928, New York Governor Al Smith ran for president with the slogan, "Make your wet dreams come true," advertising his opposition to prohibition.

California's drought might actually be a return to normal climate, with the past 100 years being abnormally wet.

The band "Toad the Wet Sprocket" got their name from a joke band name in a 1980 Monty Python skit. Years later, Eric Idle was driving, heard a radio DJ announce the band's name, and "nearly drove off the freeway."

Streets are almost always wet in movies. Wet pavement is photogenic and the water diffuses reflections and helps eliminate shadows caused by filming equipment and light sources.

Humans are not the only animal that likes to get drunk. Australian parrots have discovered that sugar spilt from cane trucks and wet by dew overnight can rapidly ferment in the Sun, providing free booze.

A study found that people who like randomly generated 'pseudo-inspirational' quotes (quotes that don't mean anything, e.g. “A wet person does not fear the rain”) on social media websites are also more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, alternative medicine and the paranormal.

Hay bales that are too wet have a higher chance of spontaneously combusting, and "excessive moisture is the most common cause of hay fires."

In a "navy shower" or "combat shower", soldiers turn the water off during a shower. They get themselves wet for 30 seconds, lather while the shower is off, then rinse for one minute or less, saving water and energy. A "Hollywood shower" is the opposite, a long shower using much water.

Some cultures believe rain is good luck on one's wedding day because after "tying the knot", a wet knot is more difficult to untie

The English Moors used to be a Temperate Rainforest, now a barren and desolate "wet desert" due to deforestation & fires caused by humans thousands of years ago

There is a tree native to Florida, the MANCHINEEL, that is so dangerous that standing under it in the rain is enough to cause blistering if the skin is wetted by raindrops containing any sap.