Twister has it all: growling tornadoes, a battle of good vs. evil in the competitive world of meteorology, a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, and a megameta scene in which a funnel cloud decimates a drive-in just as Jack Nicholson hacks up a door at the Overlook. It's corny, it's scientifically iffy, and WE LOVE IT.
A half-mile wide twister touched down near Oklahoma City as a vicious storm system moved through five states Sunday. The storms continue to pummel the Midwest this morning.
The US is the most tornado-friendly landmass on Earth. We've got just the right mix of moisture, instability, lift, and wind shear to provoke more than 1,000 of the dangerous storms annually.
Last week, more than 150 tornadoes ripped through the Southern United States killing many. Satellite images have captured images of the tornadoes' tracks and in this particular image, you can clearly see it zipping diagonally across the screen.
Sure, disaster movies are just empty calories of mass destruction — but even when you don't take them seriously, there are always some scenes that you just can't excuse. We've collected the most infuriating moments from the biggest disaster movies.
You think your plasma TV is impressive? It isn't. This is an impressive display: the TWISTER 360-degree rotating 3D display. It allows you to be immersed in a fully 3D video environment without the use of special glasses, although I'm not sure if it would go that well in your living room.