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Why does ice not overflow your drink when it melts?

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July 12, 2009 5:03AM

When water freezes, it expands and takes up more volume than the water did. That's why ice floats in water. When the ice thaws, it contracts, taking up less volume. If you fill a container to the rim with water and then freeze it, the ice will rise above the rim because of the expansion as it freezes.

oh i must of read the question wrong. its either that theres not enough ice(more water comes, you can barely see it) or, youre justing drinking while it melts.