Physics teaser: the boat, the bowling ball and the water level


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4 Jun 2021
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The Science Asylum has named this video "The "Bowling Ball in a Boat" Paradox", but this isn't true, it's clickbait, otherwise I'd have put this thread in the paradoxes section. However, it's a great physics question, nice and tricky just the way I like it, that's answered very well in Nick's usual comedic, slightly unhinged manner.

The question is: what happens to the water level when the bowling ball is chucked out of the boat into the water?

Enjoy and see if you get the answers right. Yes, there's more than one.

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