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A whirlpool is a swirling body of water produced by the meeting of opposing currents. [1]

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A Descent into the Maelström

"A Descent into the Maelström" is an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

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A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water.

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Charybdis (Greek: Χάρυβδις,, Kharybdis) was a sea monster, later rationalised as a whirlpool and considered a shipping hazard in the Strait of Messina.

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Coriolis effect

In physics, the Coriolis effect is the apparent deflection of moving objects when the motion is described relative to a rotating reference frame.

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Eddy (fluid dynamics)

In fluid dynamics, an eddy is the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the fluid flows past an obstacle.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole.

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Galicia (Spain)

Galicia (or;; Galician and Portuguese: Galiza,, or) is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the official status of a historic nationality.

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Gaul (Latin: Gallia) was a region of Western Europe during the Iron Age that was inhabited by Celtic tribes, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, most of Switzerland, parts of Northern Italy, as well as the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine.

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Gulf of Corryvreckan

The Gulf of Corryvreckan (from the Gaelic Coire Bhreacain meaning "cauldron of the speckled seas" or "cauldron of the plaid"), also called the Strait of Corryvreckan, is a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba, in Argyll and Bute, off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

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History of the Lombards

The History of the Lombards or the History of the Langobards (Historia Langobardorum) is the chief work by Paul the Deacon, written in the late 8th century.

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Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

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KXII, VHF digital channel 12, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in Sherman, Texas, United States which also serves Ada and Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Denison, Texas.

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Lake Peigneur

Lake Peigneur is in the US state of Louisiana north of Delcambre and west of New Iberia, near the northernmost tip of Vermilion Bay.

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Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest US Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) lake, and the largest in USACE Tulsa District.

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A maelstrom is a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water.

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The Moskstraumen or Moskenstraumen is a system of tidal eddies and whirlpools, one of the strongest in the world, that forms at the Lofoten archipelago, Norway, in the Norwegian Sea.

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Naruto whirlpools

The are tidal whirlpools in the Naruto Strait, a channel between Naruto in Tokushima and Awaji Island in Hyōgo, Japan.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls (Cayuga: Gahnawehtaˀ or Tgahnawęhtaˀ) is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.

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Old Sow whirlpool

Old Sow is the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere, located off the southwestern shore of Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada, and off the northeast shore of Moose Island, the principal island of Eastport, Maine.

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Paul the Deacon

Paul the Deacon (c. 720s – 13 April probably 799), also known as Paulus Diaconus, Warnefred, Barnefridus and Cassinensis (i.e. "of Monte Cassino"), was a Benedictine monk and historian of the Lombards.

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Saltstraumen is a small strait with the strongest tidal current in the world.

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Sherman, Texas

Sherman is a city in and the county seat of Grayson County, Texas, United States.

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Tidal bore

A tidal bore, often simply given as bore in context, is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.

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Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin, literally Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: An Underwater Tour of the World) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.

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United States Army Corps of Engineers

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include.

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Vertical draft

An updraft is a small‐scale current of rising air, often within a cloud.

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In fluid dynamics, a vortex is a region in a fluid medium in which the flow is mostly rotating around an axis line, the vortical flow that occurs either on a straight-axis or a curved-axis.

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Water (chemical formula: H2O) is a transparent fluid which forms the world's streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of organisms.

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A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool

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