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First of all: I'am not a physicist or anything close to it. I jhust enjoy to think about certain thinks in a different way and to ask for a much more detailed "how".

So here is what keeps me from sleeping recently:

  1. wood floats on water (usually)

  2. to float on the water the water needs a way to get under the wood

  3. both materials are "pulled down" by gravity

  4. due to the higher density the water gets "pulled down more"

If there would be a piece of wood which has a 100% flat surface and you would place it a few centimeter deep and 100% horizontal in a 100% static water. Would it float "up" to the waters surface to float as usual or will it be blocked by the water which can't get under the wood?

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean the water gets pulled down more in item #4? $\endgroup$ – cms Mar 26 '18 at 21:42
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    $\begingroup$ Seems to be a duplicate of this $\endgroup$ – Chemomechanics Mar 26 '18 at 23:34

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