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Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:57:59 AM

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If ice did't float none of us would be here. Why?
George Trialonis
Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:46:04 AM

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Flood would wipe us all out.
Epiphileon
Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:10:10 PM

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If ice didn't float then it would sink to the bottom of the oceans and freeze the Earths core, then there would be no magnetic field to protect us from the solar radiation, and we'd all be toasty O's.
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dennis j
Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:11:44 PM

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it would sink and never warm enough to melt "ice 9" -Vonnegut
Tim0101
Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 9:43:05 AM

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pedro
Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 10:20:33 AM
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/what-if-ice-did-not-float-video_n_3744371.html

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Wanderer
Posted: Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:14:04 AM

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I think that if ice didn't float all the water would be evaporated away.
early_apex
Posted: Saturday, February 7, 2015 1:43:56 PM
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If ice was not less dense than water, it would just freeze at the bottom of the lake where the coldest water is. Fish would be forced to the surface. Lakes would freeze from the bottom up and all the fish would die. The oceans would rise due to the ice caps being on the ocean floor at the poles, and there would be nothing to prevent them from spreading across the entire depths of the ocean.

Also, the ice cubes would stay at the bottom of my iced tea glass, doing a poor job of keeping my drink cold on a hot day.
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