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Mini tornado turns Irish field into a weird zone of floating hay

This is like a scene out of an alien-invasion movie.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 13, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 4:19 am CDT

We’ve seen big, scary, Wizard of Oz-style tornados before, but this is something new.

A whirlpool of wind passed through a hay field in Kildare, Ireland, on Wednesday, ripping up bales of hay and sending it flying around the kids nearby. The so-called “mini tornado” doesn’t look too dangerous, but we don’t envy whoever has to restore this field to its original condition.

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*First Published: Aug 13, 2015, 8:52 am CDT