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Itchy
07-30-2010, 07:18 PM
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Well this was interesting, seems to be real


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=949_1280523898&p=1
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Derecho
08-01-2010, 12:20 PM
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Well this was interesting, seems to be real
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=949_1280523898&p=1

I found a newspaper article from the UK about "underwater tornadoes" which are infact: whirlpools.
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Whirlpools are among the deadliest phenomena that bathers can encounter and are the underwater version of tornadoes.

They can drag swimmers at speeds of 15mph (24km/h), three times faster than many rip currents, and have been known to spin 120ft (37m) boats around. In cartoons they will drag people and ships deep into the water, as if a bath plug had been pulled from the seabed, but in reality they simply drag people around at speed.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2726904.ece