Fun clip from a 2019 episode of How It’s Made that discusses the manufacturing of glass christmas ornaments, a tradition which dates back to 19th Century Germany. Glass Christmas ornaments held a sort of symbolic importance in my house growing up; when you were allowed to handle them and hang them on the tree, you had unlocked some new level of our mom’s trust. Although, I must admit, part of me prefers the chipped glass snowflakes and snowmen to the pristinely preserved relics. Via the Science Channel on YouTube.
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