What would it be like to navigate a rowboat through a lake of mercury? What about bromine? Liquid gallium? Liquid tungsten? Liquid nitrogen? Liquid helium?
Let's take these one at a time.
Bromine and mercury are the only known pure elements that are liquid at room temperature.
'Michael row the boat ashore.' 'I'm TRYING!'
Rowing a boat on a sea of mercury just might be possible.
Mercury is so dense that steel ball bearings float on the surface. Your boat would be so buoyant ...
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