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    people in the water

    so its super flat the other day and im riding my bike down the board walk and just it hits me that at that moment there may have been as many as 10,000 people in the water from 1-42 street i terrible at guessing numbers of people but it was basically shoulder to shoulder but my point is does the volume of all those people in the water have any effect on the ocean, i know the ocean is massive and all that but it seems to me it would have some effect, even if you put the smallest ice cube in your glass your still not going to have the same volume of water as you would in an ice cube less glass .

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    I thought about the same thing, well kinda I thought what if all the ships on the planet were removed from the water. how much would the sea level drop

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    hahaha this is crazy because i was thinking of the same thing

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    This is an interesting idea, but I doubt there were 10,000 people in the water throughout 42 blocks. I could believe there were 5,000 or about 119 people per block though. Now what that means for sea level, I have no idea.

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    microscale significance. It would be different if those people got in the water and never got out. but it is like putting the ice cube in the water, and then taking it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    microscale significance. It would be different if those people got in the water and never got out. but it is like putting the ice cube in the water, and then taking it out.

    even more so, its like putting an ice cube in an olympic-sized pool. no difference

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    Instead of comparing it to placing an ice cube into a glass of water, its probably closer to imagining the dust particles that fall into the glass of water. Assuming they're not just floating on the top, then they are in the water but too insignificant to noticeably change the level. I love hypotheticals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvjumper05 View Post
    even more so, its like putting an ice cube in an olympic-sized pool. no difference
    Touché.....

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    more like putting a piece of dust in an olympic size pool. The ocean is vast.

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    this 100% sounds like the song by Canibus - Nigganometry (no hate involved)

    "Now if you take a glass of water then add two cubes of ice
    you should see the cup's water level slightly rise, right?
    You need to watch what I'ma show you (Watch this)
    You need to look closely at what I'ma show you
    (Listen to this right here)
    If you remove every living animal out of the sea
    then wouldn't the world's ocean water level decrease?
    This means the planet wasn't three-quarters water (that was deep)
    This means the planet wasn't three-quarters water (that **** was deep)
    It's nigganometry..."