Dead Sea

Also known as Salt Sea, Dead Sea is the deepest hypersaline lake and one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. It is bordered by Jordan to the east and West Bank and Israel to the west.

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Where is most of the fresh water on earth found?

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Most of the earth's fresh water is stored as ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the globe. About 1.7% of the earth's entire water supply exists in icecaps. Other useful statistics: Approx. 97.5% of the earth's water is stored in the ocean and is not usable because it is saline. The remaining 2.5% is freshwater: 1.7% is found in ice caps. 0.7% is found as groundwater. 0.02% is found in lakes, streams, rivers, etc. 0.001% is found in the atmosphere. 0.001% is found as soil moisture. 0.0001% is found in biological organisms. Keep in mind that statistics vary from source to source, but this provides a general idea of the order of magnitude difference between volumes of water stored on earth. Polar ice (about 75%)
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What kind of solution is the dead sea?

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It is a solution that is made when you dissolve salt in water i just dont know what its called can someone help me.
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Is there any life in the dead sea?

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One of the saltiest water bodies in the world, the sea supports no life. The reason exactly is: The high salt content causes osmosis to occur on a huge scale. Osmosis means the number of water molecules outside of something and the number of water molecules inside of something has to be the equal. Since there is "more salt, less water" outside of the fish and "less salt, more water" inside of the fish, the Dead Sea literally draws water out of fish the fish, killing it. Same principle with plants. The salt content draws excess water and puffiness out of the person's body relieving some of the pain from inflammation. If we were to stay in it too long the same thing that happens to the fish would happen to us. Also the Dead Sea contains many minerals that we absorb. These minerals can cause some health benefits. During rainy seasons, the water is diluted, dropping the overall salt content. Once the salt content is dropped, the Dead Sea springs to life with bacteria. Normally the Dead Sea does have some bacteria in it. The high salt content also causes people to easily float in the water. (Same concepts apply to the Great Salt Lake.)
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Is Vincent McMahon really dead?

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i don't think he did actually im 100% he didnt did you see the way he walked out and was looking around like it was the last time he would see the world and how long it took him to get inside the car also when the FBI were investigating it that had to be the most fake conference i have ever seen in my life so NO VINCENT MCMAHON IS NOT DEAD Answer no it was a stunt and the explosion was taped 2 days before raw in the back of the arena so nobody could see them do it
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How many jars contained the Dead Sea Scrolls?

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The Dead Sea Scrolls consisted of some 800 to 900 scrolls, some of them now fragmentary, found in eleven caves. They were stored in hundreds of jars.
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What happens with A dead capacitor?

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Either the electrolyte leaks out or it develops a short across the plates.
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Do the Dead Sea Scrolls indicate that God has a body?

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The Dead Sea Scrolls consists of copies and fragments of early Hebrew scriptures plus a number of administrative documents concerned with the community to which they belonged. Thus they tell us no more about God than is already contained in the Bible.
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How many people drowned in the dead sea in the 1900s?

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It is night impossible to drown in the dead sea, as anyone who takes a dip, instantly floats. I think it has something to do with the salt content of the water. However, it would be the best place to teach someone to swim.
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How many years do the Dead Sea Scrolls predate the Masoretic text?

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The earliest Dead Sea scrolls have been dated to 2160 years ago. The Masoretic text, which means the wording of the Tanakh in the original Hebrew, has always existed, since the giving of the Torah and the prophets. What the Massoretes were doing when they were active (1250 to 1050 years ago) was to ascertain the exact Tanakh text as it had been in ancient times; i.e. the original (to ferret out any copyists' errors that might have crept into individual scrolls). This labor was concluded 1060 years ago, when Aaron Ben Asher of Teveryah (Tiberias) completed the two centuries of that research. His handwritten Tanakh, called the Keter Aram Tzova, was kept for centuries in Aleppo, is still extant today, and was declared perfectly accurate by the Rambam (Maimonides), who himself had come across a Torah scroll from well over a thousand years before his time and compared the two.
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What modern discovery confirmed the Old Testament?

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There has never been any doubt that the Old Testament is, at least in part, true. Some modern discoveries have demonstrated the relative reliability of the Old Testament history, both before the Babylonian Exile and afterwards. Another modern discovery, the Dead Sea Scroll known as 4QPrNab, helps confirm the Book of Daniel as a second-century-BCE Jewish novel. Our modern knowledge of the Persians shows that there never was a Queen Vashti or a Queen Esther of Persia. Of course, no modern discovery could confirm the legendary accounts in the Pentateuch. In fact archaeology has shown, for example, that Abraham (if he existed) could not have visited the Philistine kings so many centuries before the Philistines even arrived in the Levant. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the earliest Hebrew scriptures we have, predating the Masoretic texts by several centuries. They show that the Hebrew texts have altered very little since the time of the Qumran sect, although there are some exceptions. Randall Price says, in The Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls: "The Samuel A Scroll (designated 4QSama-c or 4Q51-53) is especially interesting because it contains textual variants that appear to support many of the Septuagint deviations from the Masoretic Text. This was important because it provided scholars with an example of the kind of Hebrew version that was behind the Septuagint."
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Is Lazarus risen from the dead a sign of divinity?

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It could be a sign of Jesus' divinity if the account in John's Gospel is reliable. The two factors weigh against its reliability are: none of the earlier gospel authors seems to have even known of this most momentous miracle; there are many parallels between John's account of raising Lazarus from the dead and Luke's account of a parable in which Lazarus was hypothetically raised from the dead. The two gospels are the only New Testament gospels that even mention Lazarus and the sisters Mary and Martha. Even in the absence of the Lazarus miracle, it is still possible for Jesus to be divine, but the miracle should not be relied on as proof of his divinity.
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Why do you float on the Dead Sea?

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Answers Because there is so much salt in it, Dead Sea water is very dense compared with fresh water or ordinary sea water. And because less objects or surface floats in water. An example of it is a needle, tissue and a tap water. When you put the needle in the water it will sink because it is denser than the water, but when you use the tissue to let the needle float the density of the needle lesses, and it is called surface tension.
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Why people do not sink in the dead sea?

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Answer 1: Because the amount of salt in the red sea makes it much more dense its like dropping a sultana in a glass of lemonade then dropping one in porridge Answer 2: There is an extremely high salt composition in the water that makes it more dense, this allows heavier objects to float on its surface. When a liquid is more dense, it means the particles are pact closer together. A better example would be trying to float in water, vs. trying to float in thick cement, the water is flowing and will let a body pass through it, as the cement is more dense it does not let objects pass through it as easily.
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Is Travis Barker really dead?

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No, Travis Barker is not dead. On September 20th, the plane he was in crashed just outside Colombia. Travis and DJ Adam Goldstein was both on fire when exiting the plane, and they were seen padding each other down to extinguish the fire. Travis was transported to the Arthur M. Still Hospital in an ambulance, and both he and Goldstein is now being treated for burns substained on 50% of their bodies. Barker is in critical, but stable condition. He and Goldstein were the only survivors of the plane crash, which claimed 4 lives. They are both expected to make full recovery.
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What would happen if salt water is heated?

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Eventually if heated long enough (and hot enough) all the water would either eat the world or MELT (turning into steam), leaving behind nothing but solid salt behind. This is one way that you can remove salt from sea water in fact.
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Do any living organisms live in the Dead Sea?

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There are living organisms in the dead sea. They are archaebacteria. They are halophiles you will find them in the harshest conditions on Earth.
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Is MrMcMahon dead?

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== == I don't know I have not seen him lately.
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How far is Tel Aviv from the Dead Sea?

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It is approximately 100km by car, or about 80km as the crow flies.
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Does sea salt make things float?

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Yes any salt can make things float
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Can you walk on the dead sea water?

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Unless you are divine, you won't be able to walk on the dead sea water. It is so dense, however, that you will not be able to sink.