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    Cool Curious tornado question

    What's the strongest tornado that ever picked up someone and thrown him or her or them but he or she or they landed and survived that you or anyone else or both heard of?

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    There's a story of a Depression-era Kansas child (named D. Gale) whose whole house was picked up by a freak tornado and dropped in an unspecified place. The child survived, but that's more than can be said for the poor old women the house fell upon. To add insult to injury, the child then proceeded to steal the elderly lady's silver shoes and was last seen making her getaway along a Yellow Brick road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    There's a story of a Depression-era Kansas child (named D. Gale) whose whole house was picked up by a freak tornado and dropped in an unspecified place. The child survived, but that's more than can be said for the poor old women the house fell upon. To add insult to injury, the child then proceeded to steal the elderly lady's silver shoes and was last seen making her getaway along a Yellow Brick road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stahta01 View Post
    I think I watched the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    There's a story of a Depression-era Kansas child (named D. Gale) whose whole house was picked up by a freak tornado and dropped in an unspecified place. The child survived, but that's more than can be said for the poor old women the house fell upon. To add insult to injury, the child then proceeded to steal the elderly lady's silver shoes and was last seen making her getaway along a Yellow Brick road...
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    Tornadoes get my vote for scariest weather event/natural disaster. I'm probably biased because I live close to Tornado Alley. Nevertheless, they look like a great howling demon from hell, and if they hit a town it's basically like it got blown up by a bomb. Not a fan, really.
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