Vortex Cannon : SLYT
"Jem Stansfield builds a vortex cannon to pick up where the big bad wolf failed to blow over a house of brick."
More details at the BBC
posted by bwg
on Aug 2, 2009 -
Early in the morning on November 21, 1980, twelve men abandonded their oil rig on Lake Peigneur in Louisiana, suspecting that something was wrong. Little did they know they created a SWIRLING VORTEX OF DOOM!
posted by punkfloyd
on Mar 28, 2006 -
, 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
on Aug 11, 2002 -
The Oregon Vortex
is a nice place to visit if you enjoy places where things roll uphill and things change size base on their position. Many
have tried to figure it out. Physicist John Lister spent forty years there only to burn all his notes.
When is someone going to let the vortex genie out?
posted by john
on Feb 20, 2001 -