Originally posted by srsen
But how could something as chaotic as a water spout produce such uniformed results (sucking up only one type of fish from a single school)?
do tornados exhibit surgical precision
pertaining to items that are vacuumed aloft? I know, the anecdotes abound of tornados
causing selective damage
— a two-story house is exploded to splinters, but the birdhouse (with eggs intact) on the back porch was not even
You know there are many, many, many
documented examples of bizarre physics in tornado lore. Straw pushed through solid wood. Fact. Seen it
with my own eyes, it wasn't a hoax. Straws passed through glass without breaking the pane. Fact. Saw it on a farm in Texas. You'd have to see it
to appreciate it.
Another, less-reported trick of tornados is that of ripping individual blades of grass out of the ground over large areas, leaving weird "mowed"
patterns in the grass, and even igniting fires
on the ground as they pass.
Now, I mean, this is way out
tornadic activity. Talking about, maybe, wind speed exceeding 300 mph at ground level in a Class 5 event on the
Fujita Tornadic Scale. Don't you think a 300 mph wind could start a fire?
, it could.
I mean, you've gotta put this into sweet perspective: Many of you may have encountered a 100 mph wind, and you know it'll just about knock you off
your feet. Those of you in the Northeast and Great Lakes and the East Coast and Gulf Coast of the USA know all about
100 mph winds. We
done been there
. Many times. 100 mph wind is eminently damaging, but very survivable.
Now, step it up to 200 mph wind. You do not see
200 mile-per-hour winds very often. This is the sort of stuff you see in a Class 5 Hurricane.
Buildings go away, the wind is so strong it carries the sea
— very frightening, to put it mildly.
Step up to 300 mph winds and I think you enter another realm of physics.
The sheer friction
of a 300 mph wind could ignite
any available and ready fuel source. Aerial photography shows great swathes of
burned landscape following a tornadic event. No, not burst gas lines and downed power lines, but big burns across the land
where the tornado
Where it walks
, as the Indians say.
I winder if the tornado is generating plasma as it crunches and twists and folds reality.
As it does.
We know that fire is a plasma, and we know that fire behaves very dangerously like
tornados... For your consideration:
That's a picture of fire acting like
a tornado. No joke. A Fire Tornado. Nice visual, anyway.
As all this pertains to the OP, HOW
does a LIVING CREATURE
), minding it's own business in a billabong in northern
Australia, manage to get surreptitiously vacuumed up
through this poorly-understood fiery physical phenomenon known as a tornado
held in aquatic suspended animation for 2 days up in the clouds, and then be ejected from the sky, like a meteor, and arrive ALIVE
I mean, you've really gotta work at it
to sweep away
the repeated falls of obnoxious and annoying substances from the sky.
Yes, it's easier to say "Oh, we overreacted to a partial news item based on a dubious truth related to a bit of gossip from the other side of the
Yeah. That's fair enough. I mean it.
But, when you sit down and index these cases, count the quaint little things falling out of the sky, and compare them to each other, don't you start
to see a pattern of delivery?
If so, it's an area of study that's not well-attended. Except for here and a few other innocuous sites.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 3/1/2010 by Doc Velocity]