QUESTION: What would happen if you stood in a kiddie pool full of water and dropped in an electrical cord with bare wires at the pool end, and that was plugged into and active 120 Volt wall socket at the other end? Boy is this one going “shock you” ! ANSWER: Actually, nothing would happen to you. No, really, nothing would happen to you.
I will be moving on to a series about water purity, and later on when I delve into distillation we will revisit a little bit about boiling water. I hope that you found this series entertaining. As always I cherish and invite any questions about water that pop into your brain. In the meantime, I will leave you with one final scientific fact and physical property about water.
So, we talked about how boiling water can make it safer to drink. But did you know that boiling water can actually make your water not safe to drink? It may seem silly, and in all honesty the possibility of you harming yourself by drinking water that has been boiled is low, but, it can happen, and it is something everyone should understand.