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Lead Floats (Posted on 2004-02-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5
How can one get lead to float? Assume it is in a lump, not made into a boatlike shape, nor carried in a boatlike device.

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another way | Comment 22 of 33 |
The first thing I thought of was mercury but there is another answer. Any subsance that conducts electricity can be made to float in a very powerfull magnetic field. Also I don't know if lead becomes a super conductor before you get to absolute zero but if it does it could float in a much weaker magnetic feild.
  Posted by Dan Porter on 2004-02-28 20:38:06
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