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Can something 'float to the bottom'?

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BendyBob Wed 08-Dec-10 11:06:11

I am very prepared to be wrong about this. Some of you clever pedants certainly know your stuff alrightgrin

I read this on the description of some diving weights that you chuck into a pool then play games retrieving them. Dd wants some...aaanywaay..how can they 'float' when their purpose in life is to 'sink'?confused

Catchthewind Wed 08-Dec-10 11:12:25

Yes I do believe the action of floating involves being suspended by a liquid

therefore while they are sinking they are also floating, briefly

If they sank straight down they could not really be said to float to th bottom

but if in the manner of a feather being dropped, I think that is acceptable.

BendyBob Wed 08-Dec-10 11:17:00

Hm..yes, thanks - I see what you mean. I keep mulling it over in my head. One minute I think it sounds correct, the next not.

Gawd knows why! I'm really busy and have more pressing things - like Christmas and it's terrifying nearness - to be worrying about.

Prolesworth Wed 08-Dec-10 11:18:53

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Catchthewind Wed 08-Dec-10 11:19:13

This is an excellent displacement activity especially at times of great stress grin

BendyBob Wed 08-Dec-10 11:27:14

grin Yes I am becoming embarrassingly very good at it Catchthewind. I think mnetting is the ultimate example. I'm supposed to be on Amazon 'shopping'blush.

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