Do humans float on water

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Humans float in water due to the air in the lungs. This is why a dead body will sink for 24 hours before rising again. The lungs hold no air, but the gasses produced by the rotting flesh will eventually bring the body back tot he surface. This is also why dead bodies in water tend to have a bloated appearence.

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For something to float in water, the object must be less dense than water. Humans float in water because the body is collectively less dense than the water itself. If the body were completely water, it would not sink or float, just stay suspended in the water.

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Possibly, if the water was in solid form (ice). Otherwise, humans can float in water, but not on it.

With no air in the lungs and depending on the body density, humans can sink or float.

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