inland ocean

The average American home has 10,000 items in it.  We need storage units and cabinets in just about every room to house all these things.  But you would need an Olympic-size swimming pool  to store all the water it takes to make what we so casually call “our stuff.” 

In fact, if you were to release all the water in all the items in our homes, at least 200,000 gallons would gush out like in some mad scene in a disaster movie.

 – Thomas M. Kostigen; the green blue book