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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.

  Submitted by Charlie    
Rating: 2.3333 (9 votes)
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Float it in a pool of mercury. Lead is about 11 times the density of water, but mercury is over 13 times as dense as water.

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionSolution...Matt2005-01-27 23:41:50
The SolutionKen2004-10-02 18:30:24
appear to float in waterBruce Brantley2004-08-22 04:18:57
Some Thoughtsthis might be it0310882004-07-10 01:09:01
Hints/Tipsresponsevije2004-07-05 10:50:13
Solutionideasvije2004-07-05 10:47:14
A wise-a$$ solution...Erik2004-06-02 11:18:23
2 more solutions...Erik2004-06-02 11:16:56
2 SolutionsLisa2004-04-21 09:44:52
Some Thoughtsa startlogischer Verstand2004-04-16 23:20:01
SolutioneasyRobert Sassoon2004-03-07 16:54:55
another wayDan Porter2004-02-28 20:38:06
SolutionThe Russian are comingAdy TZIDON2004-02-27 10:32:14
another intolerable ideapleasance2004-02-27 08:07:21
Some ThoughtsIntolerable ideaPenny2004-02-26 19:27:41
Some Thoughtstolerable ideaTristan2004-02-26 18:37:31
guessred_sox_fan_0320032004-02-26 16:25:56
re: hmmm?Rawlyn2004-02-26 16:13:47
SolutionTo really get the LEAD out....Penny2004-02-26 14:04:03
re: Another wayPieater2004-02-26 12:10:41
A few more ideasJer2004-02-26 09:10:29
re(2): Another idea? - stretching it perhapsFrank Riddle2004-02-25 23:50:04
Solution/Idea/QuestionTempe Everson2004-02-25 22:07:19
Solution/Idea/QuestionTempe Everson2004-02-25 22:06:49
re: Another idea? - stretching it perhapsSilverKnight2004-02-25 21:43:53
Another idea?Gamer2004-02-25 21:35:54
Another wayPenny2004-02-25 20:39:21
SolutionSolutionBrian Wainscott2004-02-25 15:35:25
hmmm?Pieater2004-02-25 12:38:12
leadgeraldluchs2004-02-25 11:49:02
Solutiona doofus answerDuCk2004-02-25 11:24:40
Some ThoughtsOther possibilitiese.g.2004-02-25 10:38:49
SolutionSolutionPenny2004-02-25 09:26:50
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