One of the worst tornado disasters in the United States occurred in 1925 across three states, killing 695 individuals in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. Although damage from a tornado is usually less than 1600 feet wide ... More »

One interesting fact about meteorology is that it was founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC. The Times of London printed the first daily weather forecast on Aug. 1, 1861 by Admiral Robert Fitzroy. Nicholas of Cusa ... More »

An interesting Courtney Friel fact is that she made top 10 in the Miss California and Miss Tennessee pageants, from 2002 to 2004. Friel also became very active in reporting at her high school by interviewing teachers for... More » Art & Literature
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