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Why can boats float on water?

March 4th, 2009

Episode 209 of 1057 episodes

If a boat weighs 1,000 pounds, it will sink into the water until it displaces 1,000 pounds of water. Tune in to learn how the shape of a boat allows it to displace enough water to float in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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