"Dead man's float"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jun 3 00:21:09 UTC 2014

At 6/2/2014 03:55 PM, Christopher Philippo wrote:
>On Jun 2, 2014, at 3:44 PM, Spanbock/Svoboda-Spanbock
><spanbocks at VERIZON.NET> wrote:
> > if you drop a toothpick into a bowl of water point down, it will
> rise to a horizontal position, i.e. presumably the most naturally
> efficient position for floatation, which I presume is what we mean
> by most buoyant.
>The most buoyant position for a toothpick, sure.  If a toothpick had
>muscle, fat, bone, lungs, joints, limbs, etc. that might complicate things.

I suspect not the most buoyant position necessarily, but the most
stable ... for a one-dimensional body.


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