Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tornado Alley







No, you haven't stepped into a time warp and gone back in time to yesterday.  With Master testings, Master demos, ten year anniversary celebrations and awards ceremonies to plan for as well as everyday writing,  I am being challenged to my limits.  For some strange reason I have been thinking about tornados lately...maybe because I feel I'm caught in a whirlwind of activity these days.  But when I woke up this morning and realized I had been dreaming about tornados for the past two nights and even forgot about last night's post, I thought it was time I gave a shout-out to some of the weird events surrounding wild Mother Nature...

1.  Longest distance traveled by a tornado...275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake Champlain.

2.  Longest time on the ground...one South Dakota tornado was seen hovering in a field for 45 minutes.     The average life span of a tornado is only 15 minutes.

3.  I'm sure the chickens were wondering what was happening when a 16 X 16 chicken house was picked up by a tornado and wedged between two trees.  No damage was done, not even a single window broken and the hens were still sitting on their eggs when they were discovered the next day. 

4.  One Kansas tornado picked up five horses and carried them one quarter mile from their barn and set them down unharmed and still hitched to the same rail.

5.  Three out of every four tornados created in the world happen in the United States.












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    1. Hi Janet! I can't tell if I like the chicken story or the horse story better...;~)

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  2. The Chickens of Oz!

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    1. Lol, Genevieve...too funny! Why didn't I think of that one?

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  3. Amazing facts, Donna. Lucky chickens and horses.

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    1. Hi Catherine and welcome to my blog! I agree...lucky, lucky animals!

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