Today I Learned …

A whole orange will float in water, but a peeled orange will sink. This is because the peel is spongy and contains tiny pockets of air, making the density of the whole orange less than the density of water, therefore allowing it to float. (from Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Out of the Box)

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