For some, winter means warm sweaters, skiing, and tropical travels. For others it means dry air, cracked skin, and uncomfortable sinuses. But instead of digging out the humidifier as the temperatures drop, you can instead build yourself this perfectly safe living room tornado machine that works using water mist.
As if tornados aren’t destructive and terrifying enough, there’s a ‘firenado’ which scorched five acres this weekend in Oregon.
The WindEEE Research Institute, in Ontario, Canada, has this amazing wind chamber capable of creating a tornado vortex at the touch of a button. The tornado can go up to 16 feet wide (5 meters) and move at six feet (2 meters) per second.
Tornadoes terrify me. Being sucked into the sky never to return again was a recurring childhood nightmare of mine, one that felt extremely realistic. Which is why I shiver at the sight of these massive waterspouts. I imagine myself on a boat, being lifted up by some massive force, surrounded by sharks trying to bite…
According to the Youtube description, this video—published yesterday in Reddit but shot last year—captures the moment when a tornado violently hits a village in Bashkiria, Russia. The hair-raising footage was taken from a car's dash cam that stayed on even when the tornado was passing right over it.
I can't understand why Dan Yorgason kept recording an incoming tornado instead of getting the hell out of there as fast as possible. He just gets into a truck with a friend and waits to get taken away like Dorothy, all the while laughing and swearing.
This is sad. Security camera footage shows a children's playground in Tupelo, Mississippi being destroyed by a tornado. It's not like the playground is some sort of impenetrable fortress but the winds of the twister monster pretty much levels it in minutes.
In this week's landscape reads, we get to see just how screwed we are in the drought, visit a 2 billion-year-old nuclear reactor (all natural!), investigate mysterious fires in North Korea, and tour tornado shelters that look like real-life hobbit holes.
The main attraction in Kansas's Crisis City, a disaster simulation zone, is a giant pile of rubble. It isn't easy, you know, to make rubble that is 1) structurally sound enough for trainees to crawl over safely and 2) structurally unsound enough to simulate a real disaster.
Here is your new storm-chasing weather-destructo-porn fetish movie. It's called Into The Storm, and it stars Lori from The Walking Dead, Thorin Oakenshield, and just a pantsload of totally insane tornadoes attacking one town over and over and over.
BAE Systems, which helps the UK's RAF put together its aircraft, has revealed that some Tornado fighter jets have been flying with spare parts built using a 3D printer.
This short video is absolutely terrifying and heartbreaking. In just 30 seconds, the home and life of this Washington, Illinois, couple was utterly destroyed at the hands of a monster tornado. The footage is a gut-wrenching look at how quickly a natural disaster can wreck everything.
Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone.
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If you ever see a tornado coming, it's a pretty safe bet that it will be going in an east-northeast direction. Data visualizer John Nelson created these beautiful maps using data from decades of American twisters.
This is beyond sad. If you've been keeping up with the tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma, you probably saw the destruction it left behind. It looked like a movie set war zone or the aftermath of the apocalypse. But it was real. Google released satellite imagery showing what the destruction looked like from above.…
Italians. Good at pizza. Not so good at tornadoes. Just watch this video and judge by yourself.