Is the movie Twister scientifically accurate? Perhaps you remember a (computer-generated) cow being tossed through the air and the high-speed storm chasing involving a pickup truck. It certainly seemed like Hollywood science fiction at the time, but the movie was actually based on the work of scientists at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.
How did they make the tornado sounds in Twister? So how did they come up with the sound? “To make new and different wind sounds, they constructed a box filled with chicken wire, stuck a microphone inside, and placed it on top of a car,” author Keay Davidson revealed in his book, Twister: The Science of Tornadoes and the Making of a Natural Disaster Movie.
Is the cow in twister real? “This is real,” says the movie’s practical effects guru John Frazier. “It has to look real.” And the only way to do that was with CGI. Says current ILM VFX supervisor and then-digital effects artist Ben Snow: “That was definitely something you couldn’t do any other way.”
Which state has most tornadoes?
- Texas (155)
- Kansas (96)
- Florida (66)
- Oklahoma (62)
- Nebraska (57)
- Illinois (54)
- Colorado (53)
- Iowa (51)