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A tornado in Lebanon, Kansas
 发生在堪萨斯州莱巴嫩(Lebanon) 的龙卷风


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堪萨斯以许多东西闻名于世,如:小麦、向日蔡 ...及龙卷风!以堪萨斯州为背景,最着名的龙卷风故事是那一个?

法兰克巴姆(L. Frank Baum)所写的「绿野仙踪」(The Wonderful Wizard of Oz),在讲述一个名叫桃乐丝(Dorothy)的女孩,被堪萨斯州的龙卷风卷走,并降落在想像中的奥兹国。这个故事被改编成舞台剧,也曾被拍成电影。他可能看过电影的版本,片中的桃乐丝是由茱迪嘉兰(Judy Garland)饰演。


Kansas is known for many things -- wheat, sunflowers ... and tornadoes! What famous story set in Kansas features a tornado?

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, tells the story of Dorothy, who gets caught in a Kansas tornado and lands in the imaginary land of Oz. This story has been dramatized on stage and film. You might have seen the movie version, which stars Judy Garland as Dorothy.

Tornadoes are storms with rapidly rotating winds that form a funnel cloud. Also known as "twisters," they extend downward from the huge clouds of a severe thunderstorm. The winds that rotate within a tornado usually reach a speed of almost 300 miles per hour! A tornado often sweeps through an area quickly, but it can cause considerable destruction. There have been a number of remarkable reports of tornadoes. In one instance, a schoolhouse was demolished while the 85 students originally inside it were carried more than 400 feet with none killed. There was also a case of five railway coaches, each weighing 70 tons, lifted from their tracks.

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