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Whirlpool swallows everything in sight...amazing video

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:27 PM
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I just saw this video on youtube and although i cant listen with sound i just couldnt figure what the heck was going on with it.... really quite amazing.

Either there was a huge magical sinkhole that opened up in the ground, or the town has a really good plumber! lol

the whirlpool sucks huge amounts of ice and other debris down.

Location - Dviete Parish , Latvia
When - After a river flooded its banks April 18th 2013

Can anybody shed some light on this please... Its got me kind of stumped.. and from the youtube description and comments... not very much in the way of factual information that is worth reading.

And also.... ENJOY!!



edit on 30-7-2013 by the2010apprentice because: location update

edit on 30-7-2013 by the2010apprentice because: Typo error

edit on 30-7-2013 by the2010apprentice because: added notes




posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:46 PM
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While most whirlpools in nature occur as a result of fast moving currents meeting one another in opposite directions (often caused by ocean tides), the phenomenon in the video shares a lot in common with a draining bathtub.

Indeed, a longer version of the same video shows the mysterious "monstrous whirlpool" in Latvia has been formed by water from the swollen river flowing into an inlet on the upstream side of a bridge. All of the debris is funneled under the road on which spectators are standing and flows downstream.


Right now looking for the longer video as the link on Huffington Posy takes you to a deleted video.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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What causes a whirlpool such as this, what keeps up the momentum, and where does it all go?



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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Can anybody shed some light on this please.

In my opinion it is a video of a whirlpool which is swallowing everything in sight.



Some major flooding from the Daugava River in the Dviete Parish in Daugavpils District, Latvia caused a massive whirlpool formation that sucked in large pieces of ice and debris like they were pieces of warm butter.

dailyoftheday.com...



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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Yikes! CERN finally did it!



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:56 PM
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swallows everything in sight


Well there's one thing it has in common with my ex-wife.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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I feel silly asking this, but I think I missed this day in class, and though I know I can probably look this up easy enough online, maybe others are wondering the same thing, or they missed the class too...

Just where in the heck does all this stuff go once its sucked in? I mean if you go downstream somewhere, will you see it all pop out again?

lol yep, looks like tinker9917 missed the same class~

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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Also a good explanation from a thread on this topic previously:

ATS thread



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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I'm having some flashbacks to my 4 year old self and bath time...



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:59 PM
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have seen this video before.
quite amazing really.
last i heard it had swallowed the entire river,
the burp was awesome!!



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:00 PM
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Not sure if you miss that about her or if that was what ended things...



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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A waterproof cased gopro3 black edition with gps tracker module inside a large clear sea bhoy certainly sounds like an exciting watch!!

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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I bought a new toilet and....

Post edit - I'm getting a new microwave next week.

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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Could it be caused by a sink hole in the river where the flooded water is being drained to?



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:31 PM
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I wish my toilet worked that good



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:32 PM
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Where is the water going?

It is not magic. It's not pretend. Is it going to hell?
Is it making it rain or snow in hell ?



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by playernumber13
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Where is the water going?

It is not magic. It's not pretend. Is it going to hell?
Is it making it rain or snow in hell ?


Hahaha I'm stumped..... The devil is like "its so damn hot down here (Al Gore was right)"......



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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My 2¢

It's a drainage tunnel built into the river to suppress flooding, hence the guys standing around observing.

Or...

An underground cavern developed a crack in its ceiling, possibly from the added weight after a flood, and the resulting opening will drain the river until (a) the cave is filled or (b) something large enough gets sucked in to block the opening.




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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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Absolutely one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Like a giant hungry mouth devouring everything that comes near. Definitely worth further investigation.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:11 PM
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Figured a little info was better than none. FromWikipedia


A whirlpool is a swirling body of water produced by the meeting of opposing currents. The vast majority of whirlpools are not very powerful. More powerful ones are properly termed maelstroms. Vortex is the proper term for any whirlpool that has a downdraft. Whirlpools in oceans are usually caused by tides. Very small whirlpools can easily be seen when a bath or a sink is draining, but these are produced in a very different manner from those in nature. Smaller whirlpools also appear at the base of many waterfalls.[1] In the case of powerful waterfalls, like Niagara Falls, these whirlpools can be quite strong. The most powerful whirlpools are created in narrow, shallow straits with fast flowing water.



Some of the most notable whirlpools in the world are the Saltstraumen outside Bodø in Norway, which reaches speeds of 37 km/h (23 mph); the Moskstraumen off the Lofoten islands in Norway (the original maelstrom), which reaches speeds of 27.8 km/h (17.3 mph); the Old Sow in Eastport, Maine, United States, which has been measured with a speed of up to 27.6 km/h (17.1 mph); the Naruto whirlpools in Japan,[2] which have a speed of 20 km/h (12 mph); and the Corryvreckan in Scotland, which reaches speeds of 18 km/h (11 mph). Powerful whirlpools have killed unlucky seafarers, but their power tends to be exaggerated by laymen. There are virtually no stories of large ships ever being sucked into a whirlpool. Tales like those by Paul the Deacon, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne are entirely fictional.[3]


There was a short-lived whirlpool that sucked in a portion of Lake Peigneur in New Iberia, Louisiana, United States after a drilling mishap in 1980. This was not a naturally-occurring whirlpool, but a man-made disaster caused by breaking through the roof of a salt mine. The lake then behaved like a gigantic bathtub being drained, until the mine filled and the water levels equalized.[4]



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