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Why Do Some People Float, While Others Sink? - Naked Science Forum

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You will float if you are lighter than an equal volume of water. Usually folks with more fat float better. There are some people on the border such ...

Relax and Swim! Buoyancy

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As long as the water your body displaces weighs more than you do, you float. ... F inally, there is a curious phenomenon of apparently greater buoyancy — for some people — in deep water. ... Your legs tend to sink no matter how well you float.

Why do some people float better than others? | Reference.com

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How people float is based on their specific density, so people who float have a lower density than people who don't float well. Specifically, people with a higher ...

Why do some people float in water while others sink? | Yahoo Answers

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It's a question of the relative amounts of muscle and fat, together with ... It is bouyancy, but the issue of bouyancy is of two parts. The first is the ...

Why does a dead body float in water? - Quora

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Rather odd, isn't it, to have this question classified under medical conditions? Anyway, after a ... Shouldn't the dead body actually sink as it takes in water and becomes ... Why do people drown when the human body actually floats in water?

Why do some people float better on water than others? - Quora

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Steve and Bart have the two most important components correct: body composition (fat, muscle ... Fat floats, muscle is neutral, bone sinks. Your ratio of these, ...

Swimming: Do some people sink like a rock? - Straight Dope Message ...

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Some people who can't swim say that they sink like a rock. .... I know thin people who float and fat people that sink, at least in my case and the ...

Sink or Float? - Science NetLinks

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Ask students to describe things that they have seen sink or float. Elicit student ideas on what kinds of things they think will sink or float, for example: Can people  ...

IsItBullshit: Some people can't physically float in water when fully ...

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May 6, 2016 ... She says that she can't physically float in the water and that she can only ... fat to float, so they have to swim or tread water hard or they will sink.

Swimming Science Bulletin

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When an object floats in a dense fluid, it is acted upon by two forces. ... are equal to the volume and weight of the object, the object does not float or sink. ... In humans, the predominant constituent matters are bone, muscle, fat, air in the lungs ...

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How Do I Float and Why Do I Sink? - Swim Teach

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Some people float and some people sink. ... Floating is not something that we are all able to do naturally, but we are all able to remain at the water surface as we ...

Why do people float in water? | Reference.com

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People float in water because the human body weighs less than the volume of water it ... tend to sink further, while those with more body fat float more efficiently.

Sink or Swim: Muscle versus Fat - Scientific American

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May 10, 2011 ... This is why heavy metal ships can float on the water—they're big ... But this activity can also help explain why some animals—and people—are ...