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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.
22nd Dec '15 10:44:21 AM MrNickelodeon
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* This happens in the former ''Ride/TwisterRideItOut'' attraction at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]], where, much like the movie it was based off of, the destruction doesn't occur until the funnel cloud is a mere few feet away from something.
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27th Nov '15 1:09:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A recurring stage in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place on Cervantes' ship ''The Adrian'' as it's caught in the middle of a violent storm, where two tornadic waterspouts menacingly churn away in the near distance. While such waterspouts are generally less powerful compared to tornadoes, the funnel clouds here are close enough that your fighters ought to be struggling against some very strong winds during the match, but the only effect they have on the surroundings is causing the vessel's sails and rigging to flap around a bit.

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* A recurring stage in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place on Cervantes' ship ''The Adrian'' as it's caught in the middle of a violent storm, where two tornadic waterspouts menacingly churn away in the near distance. While such waterspouts are generally less powerful compared to tornadoes, the funnel clouds here are close enough that your fighters ought to be struggling against some very strong winds during the match, but the only effect they have on the surroundings is causing the vessel's sails and rigging to flap around a bit.bit; even the rain falling over the deck comes down at a relatively gentle angle.
27th Nov '15 1:02:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A recurring stage in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place on Cervantes' ship ''The Adrian'' as it's caught in the middle of a violent storm, where two waterspouts menacingly churn away in the near distance. While waterspouts are generally less powerful compared to tornadoes, the funnel clouds here are close enough that your fighters ought to be struggling against some very strong winds during the match, but the only effect they have on the surroundings is causing the vessel's sails and rigging to flap around a bit.

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* A recurring stage in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place on Cervantes' ship ''The Adrian'' as it's caught in the middle of a violent storm, where two tornadic waterspouts menacingly churn away in the near distance. While such waterspouts are generally less powerful compared to tornadoes, the funnel clouds here are close enough that your fighters ought to be struggling against some very strong winds during the match, but the only effect they have on the surroundings is causing the vessel's sails and rigging to flap around a bit.
27th Nov '15 12:57:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A recurring stage in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place on Cervantes' ship ''The Adrian'' as it's caught in the middle of a violent storm, where two waterspouts menacingly churn away in the near distance. While waterspouts are generally less powerful compared to tornadoes, the funnel clouds here are close enough that your fighters ought to be struggling against some very strong winds during the match, but the only effect they have on the surroundings is causing the vessel's sails and rigging to flap around a bit.
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