Just like tornado chasers, hurricane hunters run to the extreme storm instead of running away. But how is it that hurricane hunters can fly into hurricanes, but pilots do whatever they can to not fly into a thunderstorm?
Thunderstorms are a common occurrence during the rainy season. Lightning and roaring thunder is always a stunning scene that can make the hair on the back of our neck stand up. But thunder and lightning are almost always associated with rain. Never snow.
Though much more rare, it is possible to have ‘thundersnow.’ Meteorologist Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel was outside reporting on Winter Storm Neptune in New England when he witnessed multiple lightning bursts and thunderclaps while being smothered with snow.
To say he was a little excited would be an understatement. He’ll take thundersnow over a Powerball jackpot any day!
The 1990′s Michael Jordan-Looney Tunes film Space Jam is still a favorite for basketball fans. Minnesota Timberwolves player Zach LaVine brought the popular kids film to life at this year’s Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest by performing one of the film’s iconic slams.
Naturally, the entire crowd went wild, including other professional NBA basketball stars and the judges. It should be no surprise LaVine was this year’s winner.
Every now and then, a ridiculous clip from the classic TV game show Family Feud will go viral. This is one of those times. Host Steve Harvey asked his two contestants to name something a doctor might pull out of a person. One woman quickly hit the buzzer and answered ‘gerbil.’
You can see she immediately regretted her answer as the crowd and Steve laughed in shock. Now, this clip has gone viral this week with over 2.5 million hits!