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30th Jun '16 12:41:39 PM Yalsaris63
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* Tornadoes can also happen in Great Britain and elsewhere in Europe, Asia, and Australia, much to the surprise of people who think it [[OnlyInAmerica only ever happens in the USA]]. British tornadoes are nowhere near the power and intensity of their American relatives but can still cause structural damage and consternation. The exposed and largely flat EastAnglia is Ground Zero, though they can occur anywhere if the conditions are right. One tornado, which began as a waterspout in the North Sea but came inland, is blamed for having caused an otherwise inexplicable [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial rain of fish]] over the coastal town of Cromer, Norfolk.

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* Tornadoes can also happen in Great Britain and elsewhere in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, much to the surprise of people who think it [[OnlyInAmerica only ever happens in the USA]]. British tornadoes are nowhere near the power and intensity of their American relatives but can still cause structural damage and consternation. The exposed and largely flat EastAnglia is Ground Zero, though they can occur anywhere if the conditions are right. One tornado, which began as a waterspout in the North Sea but came inland, is blamed for having caused an otherwise inexplicable [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial rain of fish]] over the coastal town of Cromer, Norfolk.
30th Jun '16 11:55:54 AM Yalsaris63
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* Tornadoes can also happen in Great Britain and elsewhere in Europe, much to the surprise of people who think it [[OnlyInAmerica only ever happens in the USA]]. British tornadoes are nowhere near the power and intensity of their American relatives but can still cause structural damage and consternation. The exposed and largely flat EastAnglia is Ground Zero, though they can occur anywhere if the conditions are right. One tornado, which began as a waterspout in the North Sea but came inland, is blamed for having caused an otherwise inexplicable [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial rain of fish]] over the coastal town of Cromer, Norfolk.

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* Tornadoes can also happen in Great Britain and elsewhere in Europe, Asia, and Australia, much to the surprise of people who think it [[OnlyInAmerica only ever happens in the USA]]. British tornadoes are nowhere near the power and intensity of their American relatives but can still cause structural damage and consternation. The exposed and largely flat EastAnglia is Ground Zero, though they can occur anywhere if the conditions are right. One tornado, which began as a waterspout in the North Sea but came inland, is blamed for having caused an otherwise inexplicable [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial rain of fish]] over the coastal town of Cromer, Norfolk.
21st Jun '16 2:42:19 PM margdean56
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* A tornado that [[MillionToOneChance blew through Salt Lake City]] happened during the lunch hour news broadcasts. One reporter called the news studio while only [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8HgzXzZQgc a couple of blocks away from the funnel.]] The effects of the tornado can be heard in the audio, despite the reporter's distance from the funnel. In typical tornado fashion, damage was strangely haphazard-an exposition was being held in two enormous tents set up next to one another. The tornado destroyed one (killing a man) and left the other virtually untouched-neither were hit directly by the funnel, however.

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* A tornado that [[MillionToOneChance blew through Salt Lake City]] happened during the lunch hour news broadcasts. One reporter called the news studio while only [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8HgzXzZQgc a couple of blocks away from the funnel.]] The effects of the tornado can be heard in the audio, despite the reporter's distance from the funnel. In typical tornado fashion, damage was strangely haphazard-an haphazard--an exposition was being held in two enormous tents set up next to one another. The tornado destroyed one (killing a man) and left the other virtually untouched-neither untouched--neither were hit directly by the funnel, however.
21st Jun '16 2:39:32 PM margdean56
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* Tornados are one of the most common forms of attacks used by ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' foe, the Weather Wizard. They are generally shown emerging from the tip of his wand and things are only effected when they are hit by the funnel cloud. The Wizard even uses tornados to fly.

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* Tornados Tornadoes are one of the most common forms of attacks used by ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' foe, the Weather Wizard. They are generally shown emerging from the tip of his wand and things are only effected affected when they are hit by the funnel cloud. The Wizard even uses tornados tornadoes to fly.



* Averted in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' - the two two-part episodes that feature tornadoes ("The Black Turning Funnel" and "The Falling Sky") display them relatively realistically.

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* Averted in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' - -- the two two-part episodes that feature tornadoes ("The Black Turning Funnel" and "The Falling Sky") display them relatively realistically.
5th Apr '16 4:20:00 AM StarTropes
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* As it turns out, Disney/{{Hercules}} ''can'' touch the funnel cloud--which he uses to suck up the rest of the Titans before hurling them into space, where they [[StuffBlowingUp explode]].
23rd Jan '16 6:28:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', {{Storm}} calls down several tornadoes to get rid of some pesky jetfighters trailing the Blackbird. The scene is very cool to watch, until you realize that there's no way the Blackbird itself could have gotten away and [[InferredHolocaust Storm probably laid waste to the entire New York countryside in the process]].

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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} calls down several tornadoes to get rid of some pesky jetfighters trailing the Blackbird. The scene is very cool to watch, until you realize that there's no way the Blackbird itself could have gotten away and [[InferredHolocaust Storm probably laid waste to the entire New York countryside in the process]].
18th Jan '16 11:03:00 PM BobSaget9
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* In an episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Randy is sucked up by a tornado and deposited on the roof of the motel.

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* In an the ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', "Nature's Game Show", Randy is sucked up by a tornado and deposited on the roof of the motel. This isn't the ''only'' example of the egregious tornado nonsense in that episode, but this is a particularly bad one.
13th Jan '16 3:44:22 PM margdean56
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* On May 31, 2013, several storm chasers had their vehicles hit by an EF-3 multiple vortex tornado that was '''2.6 MILES WIDES''' just south of El Reno, Oklahoma. Among them was respected tornado scientist Tim Samaras, who was killed along with the two other people in the vehicle, his son Paul Samaras and colleague Carl Young. [[http://www.stormtrack.org/forum/showthread.php?29858-2013-05-31-MISC-KS-OK-MO-IL/page19 Some other chasers and meteorologists]] who witnessed the storm have speculated that this tornado had an unusually large area of extremely intense winds extending away from the visible funnel cloud, which may have contributed to the veteran chasers being caught off-guard.
** It was, unfortunately, a real life example of touching the funnel cloud. The tornado suddenly expanded to record size and started moving at [[AdvancingWallOfDoom 55mph]]. One chaser was caught but managed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxgU1QcFMJM drive out of the tornado]]; Tim Samaras was just a few seconds behind on the same road and ran into a subvortice that had moved onto the road between the two cars.

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* On May 31, 2013, several storm chasers had their vehicles hit by an EF-3 multiple vortex tornado that was '''2.6 MILES WIDES''' WIDE''' just south of El Reno, Oklahoma. Among them was respected tornado scientist Tim Samaras, who was killed along with the two other people in the vehicle, his son Paul Samaras and colleague Carl Young. [[http://www.stormtrack.org/forum/showthread.php?29858-2013-05-31-MISC-KS-OK-MO-IL/page19 Some other chasers and meteorologists]] who witnessed the storm have speculated that this tornado had an unusually large area of extremely intense winds extending away from the visible funnel cloud, which may have contributed to the veteran chasers being caught off-guard.
** It was, unfortunately, a real life example of touching the funnel cloud. The tornado suddenly expanded to record size and started moving at [[AdvancingWallOfDoom 55mph]]. One chaser was caught but managed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxgU1QcFMJM drive out of the tornado]]; Tim Samaras was just a few seconds behind on the same road and ran into a subvortice subvortex that had moved onto the road between the two cars.
13th Jan '16 3:41:36 PM margdean56
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* Averted in the ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' books. Laura was describing the effects of real tornadoes in the area around De Smet. Including the weirdness of a guy who ''survived'' being picked up -and put down- by a tornado. Though he was stripped of every stitch of clothing.

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* Averted in the ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' books. Laura was describing the effects of real tornadoes in the area around De Smet. Including the weirdness of a guy who ''survived'' being picked up -and up--and put down- by down--by a tornado. Though he was stripped of every stitch of clothing.
5th Jan '16 6:28:54 PM mlsmithca
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** Something of special note is that at one point in the film the main characters attempt to hide from the tornado underneath an overpass. A [[PunctuationForEmphasis mother.]] [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking.]] Overpass. Also known as one of the last places you want to be during a tornado, as not only can it collapse on you, but it funnels the rotating air like a wind-tunnel, making you even more likely to get sucked up. The biggest complaint any of them have? [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Making sure they all stay close together, so that no one gets hurt.]]
*** It wasn't even an overpass. It was a very small, very shitty, old wooden bridge that wasn't very much longer than the width of the truck that was parked nearby (and was later pushed into one of the bridge's support beams by the tornado) and was barely 6 feet high.

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** Something of special note is that at one point in the film the main characters attempt to hide from the tornado underneath an overpass. A [[PunctuationForEmphasis mother.]] [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking.]] mother. Fucking. Overpass. Also known as one of the last places you want to be during a tornado, as not only can it collapse on you, but it funnels the rotating air like a wind-tunnel, making you even more likely to get sucked up. The biggest complaint any of them have? [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Making sure they all stay close together, so that no one gets hurt.]]
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]] It wasn't even an overpass. It was a very small, very shitty, old wooden bridge that wasn't very much longer than the width of the truck that was parked nearby (and was later pushed into one of the bridge's support beams by the tornado) and was barely 6 feet high.
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