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** Manny Vergel spaces out! **

*Jan 11, 2013*

* Do Bananas Float in Seawater? *

Posted Jan 11, 2013
Warning this is a spoiler for the 2013 movie Life of Pi.

After watching Life of Pi, I'm not sure which one is the true story. The
only giveaway was the banana "fact". In the first story, the Orangutan was
on a pile of bananas that float. In the end, the Japanese representative
said that bananas don't float. If that's true, then the first story (The
one about the animals) may be false. He may have just been hallucinating or
traumatized as a child.

After researching, bananas do not easily float.. in freshwater. However,
almost anything can float in seawater because of its salinity and density
affecting the buoyancy (Highschool all over again). Darn, I thought there
was a give away, apparently the Japanese wasn't correct in saying that
bananas do not float.

Anyway, I think the whole point of the story is faith. Would you believe in
impossible things? :>

Btw, movie is worth watching in 3D. I give it 3.5/5 stars

Posted by Manny at 10:49 AM
Labels: Can Bananas Float, Do Bananas Float in Salt Water, Do Bananas Float
in Water, Freshwater, Life of Pi, Life of Pi which is the True Story,


1. David KeatingMarch 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Yeah... But his mom floated over on bananas in the second story. So bananas
floating are part of both stories.

2. MannyMarch 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I think the


do bananas float

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