May 29, 2013
Discovery News - Architect Joseph Bilello's experiments using the “tornado cannon” at Texas Tech University suggested that straw bales could be used to make tornado-resistant homes. The tornado cannon shoots 2x4's at up to 100 mph at structures to test their resilience to projectiles flung by a tornado. At that speed wood beats rock. The blazing-fast boards shoot though brick walls and straw bales alike.
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