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Iron rusts and falls off. Lead warps and poisons the fish. Me I'm more of a fish-killer than a rust afficionado.
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Doesn't really poison the fishies if it is intact and on the boat.
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Iron rusts and falls off. Lead warps and poisons the fish. Me I'm more of a fish-killer than a rust afficionado.

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Osmium is denser than either tungsten or deplete uranium... in fact it is about the only metal that won't float on mercury.... with the one stable isotope of osmium going for as much as $25,000 per gram.
noway hose. Hg has a density of 13.6 g.cm-3, so those metals are denser and will sink. the way your boat is less dense than water. and so it floats. apparently we may have osmium in our compass bearings (woopee).

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noway hose. Hg has a density of 13.6 g.cm-3, so those metals are denser and will sink. the way your boat is less dense than water. and so it floats. apparently we may have osmium in our compass bearings (woopee).

Very true... and it's about the fourth or fifth time I've said that...but no one ever checks... Good to see you're on your toes.

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