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  • April 20, 2016
    This is a video of KTRK Houston news reporter Steve Campion rescuing an older gentleman who drove his car right into a heavily flooded street. The people in the white car ahead of him? I'm pretty sure they drowned. I'm kidding, I'm sure they're fine. This guy though -- what ... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This is some quadrocopter footage of a tornado in Hutchinson, Kansas. It's crazy how the sun is still shining so bright on one side, and the other side looks like beginning of the apocalypse. Also, when I heard 'drone footage of a tornado', I thought it would actually be a li... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2015
    Flood Map is an interactive map you can use to see just what increase in water elevation it would take to flood your town/state/country/world. Apparently it takes a pretty significant increase to flood anything but the coasts, and this map here represents a water elevation of ... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2015
    The architectural firm of Kinslow, Keith & Todd have designed a tornado shaped tower for downtown Tulsa they hope will one day house a severe weather laboratory and research center, as well as an Oklahoma weather museum. I can't wait for that field trip! You think the tower w... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2014
    In news that's hard for me to wrap my simple mind around, a recent study has discovered that hurricanes with female names have historically killed more people because folks don't take them as seriously as male-named hurricanes, and don't prepare as well. Wait -- what? What th... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2014
    Earthquake! We're having an earthquake! Venice drum circle turns violent?? That's terrible news. So there was a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles this morning. It woke me up. I thought somebody had driven a truck into the side of my apartment building. I kept waitin... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2013
    Waterspouts, like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and Godzilla, are all God's way of saying, "Hey, remember me? You live in MY Sim City, punks!" Just kidding, they're natural phenomena and don't let anybody tell you otherwise (unless that person is me after changing my mind).... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2013
    Note: Higher-res version HERE and you can go see a worthwhile animated GIF of the flyby at the source HERE. This is a shot taken aboard the International Space Station in 2009 of the Sarychev Volcano erupting on the Kuril Islands (northeast of Japan -- or possibly from a Zeld... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging citizens to be prepared for a zombie outbreak, not because they think there's going to be one, but because they think the preparations you'd make for zombies are similar to those you'd make for a natural disaster or terrorist a... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2012
    This is a video of one of yesterday's Texan tornadoes throwing some 18-wheeler cargo containers around at a truck depot in Dallas. The action starts a little after 1:00, so feel free to skip there for the truck-tossing, it's pretty nuts. *shaking fist at the heavens* CALM DO... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Spiders: I don't mind them. Unless -- UNLESS -- they're trying to crawl in my mouth at night, in which case I'll wait till they're right inside THEN BITE THEIR F***ING EYEBALLS OUT. The Australian town of Wagga Wagga was recently covered in spider webs as the arachnids reloca... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    You'd have a hard time getting me in there even if I knew I was about to die. Get it? I'd never fit through that hole! Because nobody wants to die in a natural disaster (I want to die in the arms of a lover -- even if it scars them out for life), engineering firm Cosmo has c... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    I live in LA and am officially never fixing anything ever again. This is the security camera footage of a local hardware store in Christchurch, New Zealand during a recent magnitude 6.3 earthquake. As you will see, it's not the place you want to be when the world starts shaki... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2010
    Earthquakes: they're scary. Almost as scary as tornadoes. Did you know in the event of an earthquake you're supposed to stand in a doorway? I didn't. I thought you were supposed to stop drop and roll. OMG --I think my teacher was trying to kill me. Eff you Miss Gardner! ... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Poseidon is best known for banging mermaids and building sand castles on the bottom of the ocean, but did you know he's also the god of earthquakes? He is -- and a jerky one at that. First he devastates Haiti, now he's f***ing with the earth's rotation. You've been warned Po... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2009
    Jesse Starr, to thank me for showcasing his incredible Christopher Walken ballpoint pen portrait, took my shoutout at the end of the post, which read, "Thanks Jesse, now how about one of me riding a dinosaur battling a volcano?", and made the dream a reality. This is only a pa... / Continue →