Interesting Tornado Facts

Here is some interesting facts about tornado:
Mobile home residents make up 50% of the fatalities due to tornadoes.
The United States has the most reported tornadoes of any country. 600-700 tornadoes are reported every year.
The worst tornado event in history was on March 18, 1925. The Tri State tornado as it was called Started in Missouri and cut through Illinois and Indiana, killing 689 people and caused 17 million dollars in damage.
The strongest winds recorded in a tornado were 287 mph, however meteorologists believe that they can reach up to 300 mph.
Wind Comparison Tropical storms: Strongest winds about 72 mph Hurricanes: Strongest winds about 150 mph Tornadoes: Strongest winds about 300 mph
The shortest known tornado path is 7 feet. The average distance a tornado stays on the ground is less than 5 miles. The average width is around 150 yards.
The state with the most tornadoes from 1950-1996 is Texas with 5,860. Next in line is Oklahoma with less than 1/2 as many 2,428.
The most costly tornado disaster in history was the 1975 tornado that hit Omaha, Nebraska. Only 3 people died in the storm. The tornado destroyed 287 homes and damaged many more. It was an F4 on the Fujita scale.


Some Facts About Tsunamis

Here are some of the facts that you may want to know about Tsunamis:

- Before the first wave of the tsunami hits, the shoreline recedes tremendously and it may even expose the sea or ocean floor and leave a bounty of fishes dry. If you happen to see this, never let your curiosity get the better of you and immediately run to higher ground.
- A tsunami can be a series of waves and mostly the first wave is the less intense of all.
- Tsunamis only affect shallow waters or coastal areas. When tsunamis hit the deep areas of water, it just comes off as an average big ocean wave. The Physics of tsunamis indicate that as it travels into shallow water, its height increases even reaching up to a hundred meters (100 m) in height in extreme cases.
- Earthquakes are not the only causes of Tsunami, Tsunamis can also be generated from meteorites falling on a large body of water, a volcanic eruption, landslide or from any occurence that displaces a large amount of water.
- Animals domestic or wild can almost detect approaching tsunamis. As observed from the Tsunami that hit last Dec. 26, 2004, the statistics of animals that were affected by the Tsunami were very very small and even negligible compared to the human casualties. Scientist and animal experts attribute this to the keen, attuned and senstitive senses of animals as compared to humans.
- Tsunamis can also be earlier detected with a Tsunameter, a device that can detect an approaching Tidal Wave. Unfortunately, only a few countries could afford this device. Sri Lanka has considered of aqcuiring one but that project was not pushed through.
These are just a few facts that you may want to know about Tsunamis. Tsunamis are deadly and may cause destruction of lives, properties, and even an entire place. The best weapon against this kind of unprecedented and unstoppable occurence is a well educated and well informed public so that even if properties may get washed away, lives may still be saved.

Hammer H2 vs truck

Terrible accident.

Interesting information:
The Hammer was an automobile built in Detroit, Michigan by the Hammer Motor Company from 1905-06. The Hammer was a light car built with a two-cylinder, 12 hp engine in 1905. This was replaced with a 24 hp, four-cylinder engine for 1906. The five-seater tonneau weighted 1,800 lbs, and came with a choice of a planetary or sliding-gear transmission, with a shaft final drive. The Hammer Motor Company was formed as part of the Hammer-Sommer when they became defunct in 1905.

Car Accident Statistics

Car accident statistics indicate that at least four people involved in car accidents die every hour. These accidents could be due to the fault of the driver, the other driver, or due to a faulty vehicle. The important thing to consider is the number of deaths occurring every day, excluding the people involved in car accidents and sustaining severe personal injuries.
The main causes for car accidents are reckless and negligent driving and alcohol. Teenagers, according to the statistics, cause most car accidents Inexperience coupled with irresponsible behavior and a lack of respect for the safety precautions are the main causes for such a high number of teenage car accidents.
Another reason is the inattentiveness of the driver. Many people talk while driving, which might prove to be fatal because it distracts the driver from the road. Even though hands free mobile phones are the latest craze, the driver would be unable to concentrate on the road while on the phone. The best option would be to park and then take the call, or not take the call at all while driving. These rules have already been implemented in a number of states.
Inattentiveness can also be caused due to alcohol, drugs, or the driver being distracted by music in the car. This might prove to be perilous to other drivers on the road and might result in either distracting them with reckless driving or causing side or rear end collisions due to inattentiveness. Such negligence can even cause pileups in highways and must be avoided at all costs.
Car accidents can be very traumatic, sometimes affecting the person for the rest of their life. Other than the physical injuries that may result due to the accident, mental pressure might also result. A few precautions can eliminate the prospect of accidents on the roads and provide a safety net. It is advised to follow the safety road rules and not drive while on the phone or while on drugs or alcohol.


Toyota Tacoma Wrecked: Head-on Accident

This Toyota Tacoma had a head-on collision.

Road accident. 38 cars got wrecked at once.

One of the most large scaled car accident in the history of Russia at the federal highway "Volga". More then 30 cars got wrecked in the thick fog. Two men died and 13 got injured.

Also you can watch an original video of the NTV-channel:

According to the information from the official site of the NTV-channel
Interesting inf from Wikipedia:
A Swedish study found that pink cars are indeed safer, with black cars being most likely to be involved in crashes. This test also showed Saab to be the "safest car in Sweden [In terms of passive safety]" (Land transport NZ 2005).
In Auckland New Zealand, a study found that there was a significantly lower risk of serious injury in silver cars; with higher risks in brown, black, and green cars. (Furness et al, 2003)