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It depends on how the Bowling ball is set. While it can float by being placing it directly on water by hands, it would not float if rolled/thrown inside. That could also depend on how much the ball weighs too.

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A Golf ball sinks because it is tired of being whacked with big sticks and has decided to end it all by drowning itself.

The golf ball sinks because it is heavier than the water it displaces. If the ball were put in a fluid with a higher density than ordinary water, like molten lead, it would actually float.

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Because they are filled with air. The buoyancy factors of the rubber also help.

because thay are filled with air makeing it float.Becuse the amount of boyancy is grater than gravity.

When they are filled with air, it becomes less dense then the water. An object floats if it displaces enough water to support its weight.

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To your utter surprise, A PIN DOESN'T FLOAT ON WATER until the volume of water is more than that of the pin. If this happens, it is because the volume of water is more than that of the pin so it is difficult for the pin to break through and therefore it floats on water.

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16y ago

Evidently not. In fact many individuals put on Scuba gear and dive for the retrieval of golf balls within ponds located on golf courses. The balls are refinished and sold again at a reduced price.

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12y ago

No all new golf balls are covered with plastic if the ball is not cracked it should last until it does

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11y ago

Yes, a marble is denser than water and will thus sink.

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15y ago

If empty, any unpunctured kind of bucket would float. If full, or punctured, a metal bucket would sink, and a wooden one, float.

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12y ago

yes, gravity makes it float

As long as the density of the ball is less than the density of the liquid upon which it is floating, otherwise, it will sink.

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13y ago

It depends if the Baseball has cork in it as almost all do of course it'll float but the old baseballs used like in the 40's or 50's would most definitely sink.

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