See, the great thing about physics is, we don't need to actually travel to the dead sea to figure this out ;)As JamesR mentioned above, only about 1/3 of your body would be above water if you were to be placed vertically in a body of water; However, I think that since the salt content is much higher in the Dead Sea a person could theoretically have more than 1/3 of their body sticking out of the water.
I don’t live in the Middle East, but it would be interesting to find out from someone who lives near there exactly how much of a person would actually be seen above the water. Would it be a good percentage of the upper body (say from around the mid-stomach) and above?
What do you mean with the Zen Buddhist?E=MC^2 said:Now enter the world of speculation and take a Zen Buddhist monk with you and see if he is able to enter into a meditative state and have him try it. I seriously doubt that he could pull it off, but it would be fun watching him try.