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These Guys Created A Tornado Of Fire -- And Then Filmed It In Jaw-Dropping Slow Motion

NOVEMBER 24, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

They may sound like they're part of some made-up Pokemon attack, but fire tornadoes occur naturally in the world. They're rarely seen by humans, but they do happen. When rising heat gets sucked up by turbulent winds, it can create a vortex of flames that looks like something out of an apocalyptic movie.

Well, The Slow Mo Guys decided to create a fire tornado for themselves so that they could film it in jaw-dropping slow motion. Check out the insane result.


This tree-sized fire tornado is already pretty terrifying, so just imagine the amount of havoc that a 1,600-foot fire whirl must have wreaked in Australia back in 2003. There was also a fire tornado in Japan back in 1923. It killed 38,000 people in just fifteen minutes. Fire tornadoes are no joke, folks.