Re: <tap><tap><tap> Is this thing on???
- From: mroberds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 03:16:40 GMT
Tanuki <mailer-daemon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
[in an earlier post]
Strangely, if you follow the statistics it seems that the UK already
has more tornadoes-per-square-mile than the US.
I think this is more a function of the US being huge than of the UK
being filled with tornadoes. From 1950 to 2006, Oklahoma averaged 53
tornadoes per year.  For an unspecified 30-year period, the UK
averaged 33 tornadoes per year.  Oklahoma is about 181,000 km^2
(Wackypedia) and the UK is about 245,000 km^2.  That works out to
one tornado for every 3420 km^2 for Oklahoma, and one tornado for every
7420 km^2 for the UK.
That seems to involve too much effort... though I'm now wondering
if there could be developed some sort of covert network of tornado-
attractor beacons which could be quietly placed at local centres-of-
architectural-horridness in the hope that nature could truly carry
out her worst.
These already exist, but in their current form-factor may be unsuitable
for "quiet" placement. They are called, variously, "trailers", "mobile
homes", "manufactured homes", and "modular homes", depending on if you
are selling or buying.