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Completely internal fracture in my favorite glass... Might it still be ok?

Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So earlier in the year I went on a vacation to Ireland, which was the most awesome vacation I've ever been on. My favorite souvenir from this trip was a nice glass from the Guinness storehouse.

Today, I pulled it out of the dishwasher, and it was warm but not really hot, so I figured it was fine to throw some ice and coke in it. Not so. After I finished my drink, I noticed this:

Outside view:
Spoiler:

Inside:
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Except, the glass is really thick and the crack appears to be completely internal. I've spent awhile very carefully feeling it with my fingernails, both outside and inside the glass, and it doesn't seem to come to the surface at any point. There's no unevenness at all.

Basically, my question is this: If I'm very careful from now on with this glass, will it still be usable, or is it just a matter of time before it breaks for real?

edit: I just realized the pictures aren't clear on one point: The crack doesn't continue very far up the glass, only about half an inch to an inch up on either side of its U shape.

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