"To explain why water and oil do not mix, we will find out that water is like a magnet, but instead of magnetic north and south poles, it has plus and minus electrical poles. The effect is the same. The plus end of water is attracted to the negative end of a different water molecule. The plus end is where the two hydrogens attach to the oxygen atom. "
"For the most part, water is like energy: it is neither created nor destroyed. With the exception of a few chemical reactions that create and use water, most water cycles around the Earth simply change the form of the water. For example, one water droplet in New York can condense, become part of a cloud, and then fall from the sky as rain or snow in Chicago, IL. From Chicago it might travel through waterways down the entire length of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and end up in the ocean for years."
"Finally, calm water is like a mirror and gives a picture of all that is around. Conversely troubled waters only reflect the turmoil within. When a person approaches a problem with calm and composure then like the reflection on calm water he sees everything. So also when a problem causes turmoil then like the troubled water on confusion is seen. "
The linked pdf is a step by step comparison of the similarities between the two.
"We need to think about water differently," she said. "Water is like money. It comes and it goes. We should aim to garden within our watering means."
That which washes you sins away is seen as and is in fact good. The holy water is of the ass water and the ass water is the holy water. They are a unity to themselves and to the elements around them. They unify and dissolve each other and those emotions, thought bases all around them.
"The Water Cycle is like the engine of the earth, taking the power of the sun to give the earth life and making the whole thing work. "
"The water cycle is like the earth's plumbing system. When the Almighty God sends down rain, water is fed into the surface water system "
"Water cycle is like a simple distillation process. In laboratory, the heat source heats the water in a glass vessel. Water evaporates and travel through a cooled condenser tube. Cold passage turns the vapor to water droplets falling down to collection jar. The end is a cleaner water. Far cleaner than it was before. "
This will make sense to people who have worn glasses in the shower or in a steamy bathroom. If you run a shower with hot water(evaporate) steam is produced, especially if the bathroom is small and the door is closed. If it's cold and your glasses are on, the steam will condense on your glasses(rain). Try it sometime. This process illustrates two main aspect of the water cycle, evaporation and condensation.
"The plumber that came to replace it described it like this. A water heater is like a thermos bottle, it's a glass vessel thats insulated in a thin steal container. "
"A standard gas storage water heater is like a water tank sitting atop of a gas fireplace with the chimney running straight up through the middle, exiting at the top. "
"Your water heater is like a big pressure cooker. Water is heated in a steel tank. Steam is produced which increases the pressure in the tank. On the top of your water heater is a pressure release valve. Should your water heater thermostat malfunction and the temperature build up to a dangerous level, this valve will open and let the pressure escape."
"God's grace is the hand which adjusts the switch. It is up to you whether you cooperate and allow the switch to be turned to "max heat". The water heater is like the Holy Spirit, firing us up with the love of God. If we don't cooperate with grace and allow our switches to be moved accordingly, we won't become fired up! If we close ourselves off to God and His love, we will simply be cold water on a winter morning. No one really likes cold showers in the winter! "
A comparison of heating and cooling of volcanic rock with the heating and cooling of cookies.
It a backwards propeller that is pushed by water. A propeller pushes water
"You can think of pure water as a very echoing room. Every small sound bounces around and sounds very loud. By contrast, a buffered water solution is like a room with all the floors and walls covered in carpet - small sounds get swallowed up by the carpet and are harder to notice, but you can still hear large sounds."
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