Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Stones that float
Stones that float
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 16:57:14 +0000
Laughed out loud at your post. Will have to try this at the next Scout
BTW, the name of the stone is Pumice. It is a volcanic 'froth' that is so
full of air bubbles that it floats on water. It is also the scrubber
ingredient in Lava brand soap. I love using it in teaching geology to kids,
as they always tell me that a property of rocks is that they sink.
Thanks for the chuckle
>Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 18:29:04 -0700
>From: "James H. Moss" <JHMoss@LAWYERNET.COM>
>Subject: Re: Coffee Boiler
>In the Grand Canyon there is a stone that floats.
<snip> the first time someone asks if the coffee
>is ready you through a real stone in the pot. It sinks and you say nope,
>not yet. Do this two or three more times and then eventually you through
>the floating stone in. It of course floats and you yell "Coffee!"
>Consumption we have found drops dramatically after that.
>Remembering the good old days.
Lorie McGraw <email@example.com> Webelos DL Pack 410
Etowah Creek District Indian Waters Council, Columbia, SC
Slide Show Neckerchief Slides: http://home.att.net/~llmcgraw/etowah/slides.htm
"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."