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To: Banjoguy

and the only substance which increases in volume when it freezes.

Not quite. Several metal alloys do that--notably typemetal, an alloy of antimony, bismuth, and lead. This was vital for filling all the tiny crevices in type molds (linotype machines). An alloy that shrunk as it solidified would be very poor for printing.


25 posted on 02/21/2006 1:36:03 PM PST by thomaswest (Just curious)
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Thank you, sir.


26 posted on 02/21/2006 2:13:14 PM PST by Banjoguy (I refuse to 'Google' anything at anytime.)
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From your statement, I could infer that, theoretcialy at least, on any arbitrary planet that has bodies of liquid antimoney, bismuth & lead, people could ice-fish for watever critters would live in such a concoction? Hypothetically speaking that is...
41 posted on 03/01/2006 5:01:22 PM PST by raygun
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