Bowling Balls Can Float

Bowling Balls Can Float

According to the United States Bowling Congress, bowling balls should all be between 67.83 cm and 68.59 cm in circumference. The maximum legal weight of a bowling ball is 7.27 kg (16 lbs).


Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    All professional bowling balls are the same size. (0:33)

  • 2

    The density of water is about one gram per cubic centimeter. (1:21)

  • 3

    A 5.4-kilogram (12-pound) bowling ball will just barely float in water, while a 3.6-kilogram (8-pound) ball will be much more buoyant. (2:27)

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