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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!
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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!
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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.
 

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Do you have a link to the video?

A tall mountain would have more intense UV exposure: View attachment 223325

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.
Here is the video. They did it.
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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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It's a new way to ruin bottles. Zippity!

Bottles that are already greenish, like Coke bottles will, when artificially irradiated, take on a ghastly dark brownish green color like spoiled spinach leaves.

I have seen some sellers selling pop bottles with a deep purple color. I believe that they are ALL artificially irradiated. I don't think that glass will take on that deep of a purple color, even if subjected to sunlight for thousands of years!

It might happen on a planet that revolves around a B-type star, but not near our civilized G-type star, even on the planet Mercury.
 

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Has anyone in this community ever had success rescuing a bottle ruined by artificial radiation by using heat? I imagine it takes enough heat that the furnace used needs a controller to slow down the cooling to avoid cracks forming.
 

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Has anyone in this community ever had success rescuing a bottle ruined by artificial radiation by using heat? I imagine it takes enough heat that the furnace used needs a controller to slow down the cooling to avoid cracks forming.
I heard it can be done in a kitchen oven. Not sure the exact procedure. Sounded risky so I have never done it.
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