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02:39:14 AM Feb 19th 2013
edited by Candi
I think the episode of Speed Racer with the solid gold giant race car might qualify. (The race car that was basically a road-going train.)

I don't know if the Gatchaman episode "The Great Mini Robot Operation" qualifies, since that's about moving a massive amount gold in an inordinately short amount of time. Twice. With a shorter deadline the second time around.

Then there's that the team replaced the gold with gold-painted concrete bricks. The way the show runs, it's reasonable to presume that the Cot W was the one on the original mission. And he didn't notice the difference in the way the sub handled?

Sims 2: Does the ability of a Sim to carry forty bottles of vampire cure and love potion in personal storage count?

"Density is a plot point in the Thundercats episode "All That Glitters", with the fuel source Thundrillium being stated to be denser than gold. Granted, the Thundercats are all pretty strong (even those whose skills don't have anything to do with power still have a ridiculous amount of musculature for someone never shown pumping iron), but for something to be that dense and still of use as anything but a permanent doorstop..."

Panthro picks up a chunk of purified gold two-thirds the size of his fist and molds it into a thick wire, then a near-oval, handling it like clay. Pure gold is soft, but it's heavy. Then Cheetara wears the oval as a necklace for most of the episode! (12 to 18 karat gold is used in jewelry.)
09:39:24 PM Mar 6th 2011
We seem to have a lot of science buffs here. I've always wanted to know, exactly how heavy would Stitch have to be to be unable to swim? It seems like a few extra pounds of weight could make the difference.
06:25:17 AM May 20th 2012
edited by Lenoxus
This is over a year later, but here's my uninformed opinion anyway. When it comes to life forms, density is tricky because it varies a lot within a single body. Creatures with lots of fat and little muscle may float while another one with the same total weight would sink; it's all a matter of comparing your volume with the weight of an equivalent volume of water.

When it comes to swimming, that's another matter altogether, because you are actively "cancelling out" your density with the force of movement, so you just have to be stronger the more "dense" you are (in terms of your body's average density). Since additional density often comes from muscles, it can thus cancel itself out.
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