Tornado chaser Tim Samaras
, who was the first to get a camera probe inside a tornado
, had headed up the TWISTEX
experiment, and was featured on the Discovery reality TV series Storm Chasers
, was killed
Friday, along with his son and chase partner, in an EF-3 tornado
near El Reno, Oklahoma.
The tornado they had been chasing took a sudden and very sharp turn directly towards their position, and there was not time to outrun it.
posted by smoothvirus
on Jun 2, 2013 -
: underrated singer-songwriter of the '60s and '70s, or the most
underrated singer-songwriter of the '60s and '70s? Known mostly for more famous singers covering his work, his songs were sung by a plethora of people, from Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Rod Stewart to Astrud Gilberto, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Echo & the Bunnymen, while he remained a very little-known but widely loved figure in folk music. He music could be painfully honest (Reason to Believe
, Don't Make Promises
), or slow and hypnotizing (Misty Roses
). Sadly, 6 days after his 39th birthday, he died from a heroin overdose in 1980. [more inside]
posted by Drainage!
on Aug 26, 2011 -