August 11, 2002
6:54 PM Subscribe
, and people tend to assume you're talking about a Jacuzzi.
But not all whirlpools
man-made. When powerful tidal currents are forced between a narrow fjord, and then come up against another current traveling in a different direction, the result is a large water vortex.
Being tidal means they are predicable. Some of the more famous whirlpools
are the Corryvreckian
(Scotland), "Old Sow
" (Canada), Moskstraumen and Saltstraumen
(Norway), and the Naruto
(Japan). Notice how they each claim to be the largest of them all.
...Just one more thing to ponder the next time you pull the chain
posted by BentPenguin (14 comments total)
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