I have never been in or seen a tornado. We don't get many of them here in California and when we do, they are usually water spouts out over the Pacific Ocean.
I have always been terrified by the thought of being in a tornado or even seeing one. I remember when I was a kid and my family would go to Oklahoma to visit my aunt's family every year. Sometimes when we were there, we'd have huge thunder, lightning and rain storms and I was always afraid that a tornado was coming.
With this said, for some reason, I am totally fascinated by tornadoes. I love watching "Storm Chasers". I loved the movie "Twister". I can even understand why storm chasers do what they do, even though I would never do it myself.
I don't like when a tornado hits a town or a farm, destroying everything in it's path or killing people, but out in the middle of nowhere, where it cannot destroy or kill, a tornado can be a wondrous thing. They come in so many shapes and sizes. They swoop up and down from the clouds to the ground and back again.
Maybe I'm crazy, but when I see something on TV about a tornado, I am hypnotized by it.
I happened to see these 10 interesting facts about tornadoes online today and thought I'd share it. You can click on the graphic below to enlarge it so it will be easier to read.