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Foulglory (Foulglory)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many of you may have read this one before.

A professor brought a beaker filled with a certain liquid and showed it to his class. In it, he introduced a stone and a piece of wood. To the fascination of the class, the wood sank while the stone floated. How is this possible?
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Are the beakers filled with a different liquid? Is it, perhaps, cream?
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Are the beakers filled with a different liquid? Is it, perhaps, cream?
One beaker, one liquid. Not cream.
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Stone - A solid material piece made of sand, mud, minerals etc. that people love to throw during riots?
Wood - A solid material piece that is extracted from trees and used to make house, boats etc.?
Is it to do with the density of liquid?
Shape of wood and stone?
A scitific phenomenon? (If so I should probably give up right now)
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Stone - A solid material piece made of sand, mud, minerals etc. that people love to throw during riots? yes
Wood - A solid material piece that is extracted from trees and used to make house, boats etc.?yes
Is it to do with the density of liquid? No
Shape of wood and stone? No
A scitific phenomenon? (If so I should probably give up right now) No
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Back to basics.
Professor - Human? Somebody who teaches? Relevant subject he teaches? If yes, Chemistry? Physiscs? Supernatural?
Class - Group of students?
Beaker - Glass vessel where chemist do their experiments?
Is the demonstration part of teaching?
Is this possible in real world?
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Back to basics.
Professor - Human? Somebody who teaches?yes to both Relevant subject he teaches?not VERY If yes, Chemistry? Physiscs?this one Supernatural?
Class - Group of students?
Beaker - Glass vessel where chemist do their experiments?
Is the demonstration part of teaching?
Is this possible in real world? yes to all
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does the type of liquid matter? is it a mixture of chemicals? is it drinkable? would the colour of the liquid help to identify it?
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does the type of liquid matter? technicaly yes is it a mixture of chemicals? yes is it drinkable? yes would the colour of the liquid help to identify it? yes
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is it clear coloured? red? blue? white? is it fizzy?
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Is the stone pumice, which has the capability to float? Is the wood black ironwood, the heaviest and densest of the woods?
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Sebastepistis (Sebastepistis)
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Is the stone pumice, which has the capability to float? Is the wood black ironwood, the heaviest and densest of the woods? My...that was quick.

*******SPOILER********

Indeed the stone was pumice, a stone with density roughly one-quarter of that of water and the wood was desert ironwood (black ironwood), the densest of woods.

The liquid was water.


Well done Sebastepistis.

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