Here, in a preview of coming attractions (your holiday weekend) (it’s gonna be great), is a pond. It’s filled with liquor, and it’s on fire, and the flames have been wind-whipped into a tornado. Excuse me—a “firenado.”


That’s according to—where else?—the Weather Channel (via WCPO). You see, lightening struck a Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky, dumping some 800,000 gallons of bourbon into a nearby body of water. Which caught on fire, because alcohol vapor is flammable. And the wind was just right to fan those flames into a funnel that looks like some cheesy nineteenth century cartoon about the dangers of that demon drink.

The video appears to be from this 2003 incident, in which a warehouse was destroyed but fortunately no one was hurt. Bunch of dead fish and cleanup costs, though.


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