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Bermuda-phenomenon

The Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean became notorious due to the vanished aeroplanes and ships. Is this really a supernatural phenomenon as many people think or has it probably a scientific explanation? Join us, let’s shed light to the mystery!

Bermuda rejtély

How to use?

Pump air into the water column that has a small ship drifting on the top. Observe how the ship slowly sinks due to the rising bubbles!

What happens?

The principle of Archimedes states that buoyant force influences the immersed object, that is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces. If the weight of the object is less than the water displaced, the object will flow. If bigger, it will sink. However, the weight of the water with the same capacity, but full of bubbles, is less because a part of the fluid is displaced by the bubbles. Thus the buoyant force decreases in the water with bubbles and because we gave the weight of the small ship so that it can just float, it will sink because of the bubbles. Some people think that this phenomenon, the effect of the bubble-clouds from the underwater volcanoes, is the reason that causes the end of the mysteriously disappearing ships in the Bermuda Triangle.