What Happens When You Dive Into a Pool Filled With 25 Million Squishy Waterballs?

An orbeez is a small sphere that absorbs tons of water, causing it to swell when wet. These folks had an argument about orbeez: will you sink in a pool of them or float?

After the jump, the water balls reach just below Rober’s shoulders to reject his original hypothesis.

Since orbeez are more dense than water, Rober sank further than he would have if he was in a pool with only water. The science behind it suggests that due to buoyancy, Rober would continue to sink until his body weight was fully displaced along the cool looking waterballs.

Rober explains that he thought the friction between the balls would produce a greater effect, by remaining afloat, than the results showed.