Ripley's believe it or not! [videorecording] Dec. 2, 1984 / ABC ; WABC-7 TV.

Ripley's believe it or not! [videorecording] Dec. 2, 1984 / ABC ; WABC-7 TV.
[S.l.] : ABC, 1984.
1 videodisc (9 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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American Broadcasting Company.
WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Ripley's Believe It or Not , Dec. 2, 1984
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DVD Digitized Preservation Copy
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A segment from the hour-long show, "Ripley's believe it or not!" which demonstrates the fragility and strength of glass and its uses. Glass is first seen being made into glass art pieces, at the Steuben Glass factory in Corning, NY. From showing the fragility of glass, the viewer is then taken to an underwriters lab in Chicago, where glass is being strengthened to produce bullet proof glass, and a safer window glass for buildings. By coating the window glass with a transparent film 2 mm thick, the glass no longer shatters into dangerous shards during an explosion, but is held together in one piece. The next stop is in Toronto, Canada, with the Glass Orchestra. Here, glass musicians can be seen using different types of glass instruments, some of which they make themselves. The final stop is back in Corning, NY at the Corning Glass Center, where the viewer gets a quick glance at a lampworker producing small novelty items, and then sees the strength in a glass hammer, used to pound a nail into a piece of wood.