A man is sitting in a boat which is floating in a pond. If the man drinks some water from the pond, what will happen to the level of water in the pond?

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When a man sitting in a boat drinks m gram of water from the pond, the weight of (boat + man) system will increase by mg and so the system will displace m gram more water for floating. Due to removal of water from pond, the water level in pond will fall. But due to water displaced by the floating system the water level in the pond will rise. Since the water removed from the pond is equal to the water displaced by the system, the level of water in the pond remains unchanged.