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Rainbow vs. Tornado
Status: Real
image A very cool picture... and it's not photoshopped. It was taken by Eric Nguyen in Kansas in 2004, and was featured as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on June 13, 2005. APOD explains: "Last June in Kansas, storm chaser Eric Nguyen photographed this budding twister in a different light -- the light of a rainbow. Pictured above, a white tornado cloud descends from a dark storm cloud. The Sun, peeking through a clear patch of sky to the left, illuminates some buildings in the foreground. Sunlight reflects off raindrops to form a rainbow. By coincidence, the tornado appears to end right over the rainbow."
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Feb 01, 2006
Comments (4)
The irony of this photo is unbelievable. That fellow looks like he may wind up NEEDING that pot o' gold at the end of this rainbow, but due to circumstances beyond his control (the reason for his need in the first place), may never be able to find it.
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  in  Joplin, Mo  on  Wed Feb 01, 2006  at  07:44 AM
Well, who won?
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Wed Feb 01, 2006  at  04:29 PM
The tornado, I assume.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Feb 01, 2006  at  11:58 PM
The rainbow hugs the tornado to death. Rainbow wins
Posted by Patrick  in  Bowls of Hell  on  Thu Feb 28, 2008  at  09:36 PM
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