The World’s Craziest Weather And The Mythology That Explained It

World's Craziest Weather

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While higher-order human thinking naturally places humans at the top of the food chain, in the end, nothing can stand in weather’s way. Wind, precipitation, sunshine, temperature and clouds all comprise the term weather, the state of the atmosphere. Over time, scientists have developed a deeper understanding of weather patterns and can predict when certain weather phenomena will occur. Before science shaped our understanding of the weather, however, ancient cultures used stories, folklore and mythology to explain the world’s craziest weather occurrences.

Craziest Weather Phenomenon No. 1: Tornadoes

Craziest Weather Tornado Touches Down

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Thunderstorms are behind much of the world’s craziest weather, including tornadoes. These deadly twisters arise when a horizontally rotating column of air forms from wind blowing at different speeds and altitudes. Eventually that air column gets caught in a supercell updraft, where its spin tightens and speeds up, eventually forming a funnel cloud. These funnel clouds are easily visible in the sky.

Craziest Weather Tornado Forming

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What Happens When People Try Their First Burger

While its origins are contentious, today’s hamburger is essentially an American gustatory institution. Watch what happens when burger virgins are introduced to the classic sandwich.

Inside The Multi-Million Dollar Parisian Time Capsule

Time Capsule Living Room

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France, 1942 – Nazi Germany occupies Paris. A frightened woman hurriedly gathers all the possessions she can carry and takes one last look around her lavish apartment. The south of France will be safer, she reassures herself. German soldiers have been raiding apartments for days in the Pigalle red light district and with each seized apartment they’re getting closer to hers. She picks up a battered suitcase and closes the door for the last time. It won’t be opened again for 70 years.

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Two Lines Create Fantastic 3D GIFs

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For the past couple years, the GIF’s currency in online exchanges has only increased in value. And by adding two simple, two-dimensional lines to the mix, the GIF has gotten even more dynamic than before. The white lines serve as static foreground markers, and when the animation begins, its movement achieves a cool, three-dimensional effect.

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