In a scene that looks like an out take from The Wizard of Oz, Tuesday's tornadoes near Dallas Texas can be seen tossing giant tractor trailers hundreds of feet into the air like footballs.
From the architects at 10 Design in Hong Kong comes a radical vision for how a building could be made to stand up to Mother Nature's twisty home-wreckers: by lowering itself into the ground and out of the way. It doesn't hurt that it's got a sci-fi sleekness about it, either.
This is an image from Landsat 5 taken on June fifth, showing what the scar from the EF3 tornado that tore through Massachusetts on June first looks like from 438 miles up in space.
The Piccadilly Circus was in Joplin, Missouri when the tornado hit. Wanting help out somehow, the circus volunteered their elephants to join in the cleanup, but from the sound of things, many Joplin residents would have preferred one of them newfangled internal combustion machines instead.
It can be hard to picture what the neighborhoods of Joplin, MO looked like before a tornado came through and flattened pretty much everything. But this comparison shot using Google Street view makes the destruction painfully clear.
I always thought tornados were cool, until I saw them ripping parts of Alabama to shreds. Storm chaser Steve Green's armored Tornado Attack Vehicle — a car capable of being driven into a tornado without killing you is now up for auction on eBay.