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Five Minute Monday – What If You Stopped Drinking Water?

We hear about people who go on hunger strikes, and they can last quite long without food. But what would happen if you stopped drinking water? Well, simply put, in less than 7 days you would die, but what would happen before then?

This week’s five minute Monday video explores the various body and organ responses to lack of water. It also touches upon the challenges water faces on this planet as the amount of available clean water shrinks over time. Thought-provoking stuff.

Business Insider also has a recent post about how long you would last without water. 100 hours, or 3-4 days, seems to be the consensus. Less if you’re in sunlight/heat.

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