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Old 18 May 2018, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Rocks sink to the bottom so the level goes up. Ice floats on the surface, so the level stays the same.
It depends whether the ice was already floating or not...if it falls off a glacier (over land) into the sea then the level goes up whether it melts or not, because of the displacement caused by the volume of ice. If it was already floating then the level doesn't go up whether it melts or not... (disregarding expansion and factors like the ground rising once it's not under pressure from the ice).

I know you probably already know that and are making a joke, but it does seem to cause confusion and your sarcasm was subtle enough that people might take it at face value!
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