What happens to the drinking water I swallow? All I know is that it goes down my throat to my stomach, and then my body does its thing. Can you go into greater detail for me? For example: What positive effects does the water I drink have on my mouth, my throat, my stomach and other parts of my body? How does the stomach process the water? Where does the water go after my stomach? How does what's in the water get from my stomach to the necessary parts of my body? What's in water that my body needs? What parts of my body benefit the most from the water I drink? Feel free to answer other relevant questions that I've overlooked.
Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
Which liquids, apart from water, can humans drink? [more inside]
How can you make water more filling? [more inside]
Is "old" water safe to drink? [more inside]
Is clumping one's H2O intake into one half of the day okay? I'm busy and constantly on the move until about 5 in the evening, and don't really have time to drink water. I still get my 64oz in, usually between 5pm and 11pm. Is this style of water intake detrimental?
Is Vitamin Water actually good for me, or am I fooling myself? [more inside]
Do animals prefer to drink cold water in the summer like I do? [more inside]
It seems obvious, but what is the best liquid to drink to prevent dehydration in a desert environment? [more inside]
Words for things you eat: edibles, comestibles, food. Words for things you drink: potables, drinks. Is there a generic term for things that you eat or drink? [more inside]
People drank from a rumen. Although no-one died, is it really okay? [more inside]
Any good diet-friendly caffeinated beverages out there? Looking for something convenient, cheap, and low/no-cal/sugar. [more inside]
I just moved into a new apartment, and the water (from the sink, shower, etc.) smells a bit like chlorine/bleach. Should I be worried? [more inside]