Now the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has given us a new geographical tidbit which forces us yet again to reexamine the world.
The image is based off the USGS study which states that despite the fact 70 percent of the world's surface is water, all the water in the world would form a sphere stretching only 860 miles (1,385 kilometers). The USGS states that this equals the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas. For our European readers this is almost exactly the distance between London and Zagreb, Croatia.
Now for the truly mind blowing fact. USGS estimates that freshwater comprises only 2.5 percent of all water, so I calculate that all the world's fresh water would form a sphere stretching only 21.5 miles (34.6 kilometers)! That is shorter than some people's commute.