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Bottles turning purple?

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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Bottles that have been subjected to nuclear radiation, such as from a nuclear power plant will turn really dark. Also different types of glass will turn to some very odd colors. We had a nuclear plant near us and some of the employees must have been bottle collectors, because there were some really strange shades of common bottles around. Most naturally turned bottles are not that dark and not evenly turned.
I just watched a video on YouTube that had these kids in Canada I believe. They have 2000 bottles turning amethyst. To make them more purple they layed all the bottles on the top of the mountain(must be their property). They are laying on grass and with the sun I think they are going to start a fire. Someone already commented on it but, I never seen anything like it. I don't know what people are thinking, like this was a good idea? Crazy!
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

willong

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Apr 22, 2009
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Port Angeles, WA
I just watched a video on YouTube that had these kids in Canada I believe. They have 2000 bottles turning amethyst. To make them more purple they layed all the bottles on the top of the mountain(must be their property). They are laying on grass and with the sun I think they are going to start a fire. Someone already commented on it but, I never seen anything like it. I don't know what people are thinking, like this was a good idea? Crazy!
ROBBYBOBBY64.
Do you have a link to the video?

A tall mountain would have more intense UV exposure:
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Other than the UV intesity consideration, and exercise value if the kids are humping the bottles up the mountain on their backs, it does seem a questionable practice at best.
 

Dogo

DOGO
Apr 8, 2020
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Central NJ
I have half pint milk bottle that I found at a flea market in Rapid City, SD almost 40 years ago. It is the darkest naturally turned bottle I have ever seen. I think it must have been full sun the whole time. The bottle is from OAKLAND, NJ !!!!!
 

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