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Water: the strangest chemical in the universe | Guardian Explainers

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You think you know water, but you don't. It's odd. And if it wasn't so odd, you wouldn't be here. Subscribe to The Guardian ► So how does this seemingly everyday substance turn out to be an epic scientific story of a strange molecule that connects you to everyone and everything on Earth – and the rest of the universe. Alok Jha explains. Guardian website ► Endboard videos: Stephen Hawking's big ideas... made simple ► 99 seconds on the toilet ► Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► Guardian Docs ► Guardian Animations & Explanations ► Guardian Investigations ► Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Watch Me Date ► Guardian Football ► Guardian Music ► Guardian Australia ► Guardian Tech ► Guardian Culture ► Guardian Wires ► Guardian Food ► More Guardian videos: Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► Edward Snowden interview ► Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► How your phone spies on you ► What is freedom today? ► 30 Stone man enters Mr Gay UK ► Fighting Isis in Kobani ► How does Ebola kill? ► The SlumGods of Mumbai ► Jesus "would have been an atheist" ► The new global menace ►