||Whirlpool Item 1869|
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Transparent blue reduction glass is applied to a gather of clear then fused in the furnace.
The color is concentrated using an optic press then twisted to produce the whirlpool pattern.
A reduction flame is established in the furnace and the design is inserted altering the chemistry resulting in a transparent yet reflective blue mirror finish.
The mirrored blue rippling glass of this design looks exactly like water in motion.
Norway has the five strongest whirlpools in the world reaching speeds of 23 mph.
While powerful whirlpools have killed unlucky seafarers, no large ships have ever been damaged by one.
In 1980, a whirlpool was created on Lake Peigneur in New Iberia, Louisiana, caused by a drilling mishap.
A drill broke through the roof of a salt mine which turned the lake into a gigantic drain that pulled in boats and semi-trailers.