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One day, an innocent drop of water named Fred went swimming in the river. He swam with all the other drops of water, and they all seemed to be going somewhere in the exact same direction. He followed along with the other droplets when he noticed some flying into the air. They looked like cartoon animal heads.
Suddenly, Fred felt the breeze and began to get cold. "Where is the warm, wet touch of my friends' skin?" he thought as he felt himself slowly turning upside down. He stuck out his feet and pushed them in circles until they became useless piles of water. Then everything turned black.
When Fred opened his eyes, he felt something cushiony and bouncy beneath his feet. Drops covered the thing all around. Suddenly, a grey puff of mist came out of nowhere and started coughing, "Sorry I cannot greet you in better—ACHOO!—condition. This is Cloud 9. ACHOO! Cloud 8 is to your left, and Cloud 10 is the other way. Enjoy your—ACHOO!—stay!"
Then, the so-called cloud started to tremble. The surface they stood on broke. Drops fell out of the cloud at hurtling speeds. Fred knew he was gonna die. "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" he screamed. The earth fast approached.
"Splash!" Fred opened his eyes. He was alive! He was so relieved to find he had landed in the river, swimming just like a couple short hours ago.
There are two main types of water buffalo. One is the river buffalo, and the other is a swamp buffalo. Water buffalo will refer to both collectively in this article. Water buffaloes use water as part of their habitats. The remainder is usually also a wet area. River buffaloes are usually found in deep water, whereas you will see swamp buffalo in muddy holes, covering themselves in mud. They need specific types of water to help them control their body heat. Water buffalo also use water to groom themselves. They rely heavily on the water availability in their area. They eat only plants, such as grass, and some aquatic plants as well. Overall, water buffalo are very similar to humans as far as water usage goes.
How Humans and Water Buffalo Use and Need Water
Dear Mars Journal,
Wow! I thought this would actually be fun. But, like always, I am wrong. There are so many problems that it's like a vacation back home. Ugh. Why couldn't geologists know enough about space to know all of these problems? The Geologists Group of Greater Europe and Asia (3GEA) got together about this. They all had their hands tied. Some had already "wasted" money on this, and some were too worried to send a geologist. Some made up lame excuses, but they were experts on Mars now. Great. Apparently I chose just the right profession to be the volunteer for everything. I can't live through some of these problems. For example, I don't want to be caught in a dust storm, or having trouble with air pressure. Worst of all, the air is not breathable.
To get the heat off of me, Zoe Phillips is being killed right now, or at least I would, as a dentist whose patients need their mouths covered to live. They could eat the dust, breathe the air, or get too exposed to the low pressure. Too much. Just too much.
How I Use Water For Drinking and Eating:
The most common water uses were drinking water, cooking with water, and the laundry.
The most unusual water uses were surfing and mopping the floor.
This is my story about how Frita is a persistent character in The Liberation of Gabriel King.
One day, when I was on vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida, we went to the beach. The hotels had limits on the areas of the beach that you were allowed on, but even so, it was a big, vast ocean and a long stretch of sand. There is pretty much no limit on what you can do in the ocean. I always play in the ocean absolutely every single day we go to the beach and I love it! We never go much farther than where my feet touch the sand, and sometimes, it's chest-deep for me. I would never let even the tiniest drop of water touch my head. My sister and cousin would play with me, and they didn't like water on their heads, either.
One time, me, my sister, and my cousin all went to play in the ocean. We went deeper and deeper and deeper. Way past their usual max. Almost past mine. We played in the water and jumped over the waves crashing across our chests.
Then a really big wave came! "I love these!" I thought. And I did, because an ocean spray on the face is nice sometimes. This was the kind of wave that would usually cause my sister and cousin to sputter, "Uh.... BYE!" and run screaming to the shore. They stayed perfectly fine, though. The wave raced towards us. Practically in sync, they dived into the wave. My awe nearly caused the wave to take me under.
That was my breaking point. I lowered my humungous goggle facemask, and waited for another giant wave. I would ABSOLUTELY NOT let my sister and cousin do something I couldn't. Game on. The wave was coming. My head was lowering. No turning back. I felt the cool water envelope my body. A beautiful turquoise sensation covered the lenses of my goggles. I took a big breath of air and screamed, "I am SO doing that again!"
What I learned from "Changing Weather:"
Hi! My name is Zeynep Kocak. I am a geologist from Turkey. It is important to have this job on Mars because there are lots of new specimens, and someone has to know how to study them. I am excited about this because I have not studied Mars before, and it will be a new and challenging experience.