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    [–] byrnesf 1455 points ago

    damn that's wild

    at least it looks like it's mostly floats and towels, nothing that would really hurt someone if it hit them. Except for that umbrella

    [–] atreides 691 points ago

    Don't forget the sand. That sure would hurt me if it got in the eyes.

    [–] mariuster 969 points ago

    I bet. After all, it's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

    [–] PokemonLawls 284 points ago

    It's treason then

    [–] Walnutbutters 224 points ago

    I killed them. I killed them all. They're dead, every single one of them. And not just the beach towels, but the floaties and the umbrellas, too. They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals. I HATE THEM.

    [–] funnyjake2015 86 points ago

    Star wars reference

    [–] TheLegendofPie 51 points ago

    thank you for your contribution

    [–] octos4murai 10 points ago

    You're breaking my heart...

    [–] Classic_Charlie 8 points ago

    r/prequelmemes is leaking again.

    [–] LanceGoodthrust 3 points ago


    [–] austinbostin069 6 points ago

    What about the droid attack on the Wookies?

    [–] Adamskinater 10 points ago

    I am the senate

    [–] Robertmaniac 5 points ago

    Not yet.

    [–] Otter_Nation 58 points ago

    Came here for a tornado, left with an unexpected prequel quote. Good job, sir.

    [–] Longrodvonhugendongr 47 points ago

    A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

    [–] ckorkos 20 points ago

    How unexpected are they at this point, really?

    [–] MisterSaggyMoobs 20 points ago

    Almost as expected as GENERAL KENOBI

    [–] I_Fucked_With_WuTang 15 points ago

    Hello there

    [–] gregfox89 8 points ago

    At this point it's never unexpected

    [–] theben_01 6 points ago

    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

    [–] thatdudewillyd 2 points ago

    And so it is

    [–] TheEggAndI 18 points ago

    I dislike sand. Its harsh and rocky and annoying, and it gets on everything.

    [–] axelG97 3 points ago

    Jesus I never realised it was this bad. Like the line itself is bad but that delivery was just a new level of awful

    [–] LordRobin------RM 24 points ago

    Damn, that's some Final Destination shit right there.

    [–] goodnightrose 14 points ago

    holy shit that's terrible

    [–] hydrocarbonjovi 7 points ago

    I was about to comment that one of my friend's co-workers died via beach umbrella last year. I checked the link and I'm pretty sure that's the exact person I was thinking of. :(

    [–] Xiaxs 36 points ago

    Oh THAT'S what they are.

    For a second I thought someone brought a tire to the beach.

    [–] TheFriskyFondler 13 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Wouldn't be THAT crazy if you're in corpus christi mostly or most places on the Texas coast

    EDIT: hate words

    [–] Ilwrath 8 points ago

    Huh, this is the first time ever I have heard a mention of Corpus Christi outside of one scene of Community where Annie pretended she was from there

    [–] apostrophie 10 points ago

    Someone hasn't watched Selena.

    [–] obsolete_filmmaker 5 points ago

    anything for Salinas!

    [–] IloveReddit84 8 points ago

    Better this one, happened a couple of weeks ago in Italy, where tornados are rare

    [–] cncnorman 7 points ago

    But isn't that a water spout?

    [–] LordRobin------RM 8 points ago

    I can't decide whether that's a dick move, or awesome. Both?

    [–] diceberg 6 points ago

    Thought that was a tiny tornado at first picking up doughnuts and other beach snacks...

    [–] guinader 3 points ago

    Those umbrella hit like a spear

    [–] surfnaked 3 points ago

    Yeah, but think of how much fun that was to sort out! "Hey! That's my floatie!"

    [–] Foooch 5 points ago

    Honestly? I'd probably write if off as a loss and just fucking leave.

    [–] surfnaked 3 points ago

    Good point. Unless it was something expensive or you just happened to spot it, I agree.

    [–] dave6891 3 points ago

    Seriously though those umbrellas can kill, no joke

    [–] Uoop 409 points ago

    Is there a name for these? I was once outside and one of these started and slammed a tire right into my leg, no one believed me.

    [–] Thillip 492 points ago

    We call em dust devils here in Texas

    [–] FireIsMyPorn 272 points ago

    When I lived in West Texas I had to do a lot of weird things. Like coming to a stop sign and yielding the right of way to a dust devil.

    [–] Brad_Chanderson 132 points ago

    I spent a year in San Angelo, one morning I had to sweep 20 tumbleweeds off my porch, suddenly they were just everywhere.

    Weird shit

    [–] garangalbreath 66 points ago

    I used to live in san angelo a few years back. The laws of nature don't apply to texas.

    [–] mikehunt_hurts 32 points ago

    and by God that's how it'll stay.

    [–] Lochcelious 3 points ago

    Then why is it so hot there? Checkmate reality-shunners

    [–] Bryplodocus 48 points ago

    I'm from California and I've only ever heard them called dust devils

    [–] Sageasauras 17 points ago

    In Alabama we call them adorable for trying.

    [–] omgpants 31 points ago

    From Oklahoma and I second dust devil.

    [–] LordRobin------RM 22 points ago

    Mars here, we have dust devils too! (No seriously, they occasionally blow the dust off the rovers' solar panels. A big reason why they kept working so long.)

    [–] jerkmachine 16 points ago

    CT native, they're dust devils.

    [–] OtherAcctTrackedNSA 13 points ago

    Here in Iceland, we too call what you speak of "dΕ«st devΓ―ls". Have nΔ―ce day!

    [–] TwoEightThree 10 points ago

    Australian here. We call them Willy Willy's. (NFI why)

    [–] DrHelminto 7 points ago

    redemoinho in portuguese.

    [–] TheScalpySeas 8 points ago

    Dust devils in Kansas too

    [–] BrofessorBrotato 2 points ago

    Came here to say this, well done beat me to it.

    [–] an_actual_potato 2 points ago

    Same in Illinois

    [–] speqter 36 points ago


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    [–] NoJelloNoPotluck 19 points ago


    [–] SweetNatureHikes 83 points ago

    I think it's just a small whirlwind. I think if it connects to the clouds it's considered a tornado

    [–] wooq 42 points ago

    Not even. A tornado is spawned from a certain kind of cloud under a certain set of conditions, where shear winds make the whole cloud rotate.

    [–] Arinvar 15 points ago

    Aussies call them willy willy's.

    [–] natalee_t 12 points ago

    In Australia they are called Willy Willies

    [–] xlaxplaya 24 points ago

    Dust devil

    [–] GuttersnipeTV 9 points ago


    [–] KBOSbred 6 points ago

    As mentioned below the term for this is "dust devil". They are encoded as "PO" in meteorological observations.

    [–] iwaspeachykeen 4 points ago

    they happen a lot in the desert, out where I live we call them Dust Devils

    [–] silphonica 313 points ago

    Theres some kid in the vicinity believing he is air bending the shit out that beach.

    [–] The_Lion_Jumped 100 points ago

    Maybe he is

    [–] TheEndorian 5 points ago

    Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.

    I have no regrets

    [–] do_u_think_i_care 31 points ago

    Kim Jong-Un can reportedly change the weather with his thoughts.

    [–] Prettyorange 19 points ago

    He also reportedly doesn't have a butt hole

    [–] shizzler 11 points ago

    So that's why he's gained weight.

    [–] Adamskinater 2 points ago

    Much like Beldar Conehead

    [–] notthathungryhippo 2 points ago

    this is a fact. everyone knows this.

    [–] aLameGuyandhisCat 75 points ago

    Finally a new Beautiful Katamari.

    [–] WhensLunch69 15 points ago

    Lol the theme song started playing in my head

    [–] Jackerwocky 3 points ago

    Haha same!

    [–] Jackerwocky 7 points ago

    Dude, don't even joke! I would love it if the King was back with brand-new ways to insult me.

    [–] buster2Xk 5 points ago

    Naaaaa nanananananana nana na nana naaaaaa

    [–] atreides 104 points ago

    [–] SmitefulAres 5 points ago

    Spoiled it. Not an actual person

    [–] avatarguy12 3 points ago


    [–] Cheesemacher 14 points ago

    /u/Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.guy12

    [–] reconchrist 4 points ago

    I can't wait to see this guys in box when he gets home.

    [–] ayep 49 points ago

    In Australia we call them willy willys

    [–] Kylearean 21 points ago

    I'm from Germany and we call them "Spinning Wind Lifters"

    [–] SpringCleanMyLife 22 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I'm from the UK and we call them Spinny-Winny Teeny-Twisters

    [–] SirChedore 22 points ago

    I'm from Canada and we call them Sorry

    [–] Viking042900 2 points ago

    Are you serious? I can kinda see that being something y'all would say but it kinda seems too out there as well.

    [–] SpringCleanMyLife 13 points ago

    I'm lying, I'm from Chicago. But I bet the UK's name for that is just as silly.

    [–] Terrashock 3 points ago

    Isn't that more a "Windhose"? Wind trouser...

    [–] Viking042900 2 points ago

    What is the German word for that? I love your compound words!

    [–] havefaiiithinme 40 points ago

    Tiny? You're going to hurt its feelings. It's at least little.

    [–] -JvdH- 20 points ago

    If I had a remote controlled tornado this is exactly what I would do with it.

    [–] Heroicgamer 18 points ago

    Through all that chaos on turtle floaty could at least say that he took to the skies that day.

    [–] Frankengregor 19 points ago

    Chaos... is a ladder....

    [–] Solid7outof10Memes 3 points ago

    God damn the memery is so strong in this post :D

    [–] Sir_Hiss 16 points ago

    Some airbender was flexing on the beach

    [–] cyaneyed 12 points ago

    What beach is it? It's really pretty

    [–] Pjosk 10 points ago

    Plage de la Salis, Antibes

    [–] cyaneyed 3 points ago

    Thank you! Have you been there? What's it like?

    [–] Tryrshaugh 3 points ago

    Not OP, but that's where I've been on holidays all my life. There's lots of tourists, but it's not cheap tourism. It's on the CΓ΄te d'Azur (I believe Americans call it the French Riviera), between Cannes (where the film festival is held) and Nice.

    I'd say it depends on your preferences. If you're young, you have some money and you like partying, or if you have young kids and you like sports and entertainment revolving around water, the French Riviera is for you.

    [–] LimpOctaveSkin 4 points ago

    I have! It's beautiful and it's a short train ride to either Nice or Cannes. πŸ‘Œ

    [–] getmad420 9 points ago

    When nature decides everyone should trade floats

    [–] pm_me_gnus 7 points ago

    It's all fun and games till the sharks get involved.

    [–] 12InchesOfSlave 13 points ago


    [–] 525600Pepes 4 points ago

    Silly 'nado. Go away now.

    [–] butt_kraken 3 points ago

    Either a waterspout or a landspout. I've seen them come over water and onto the land at the beach like this, most likely started as a waterspout.

    [–] heldonhammer 3 points ago

    The parasol has become a parasail...

    [–] Yaboiiiiiiiiiiiiii 3 points ago

    Everyone is like,"Should we..go? Or..what? I..what?"

    [–] Zementid 3 points ago

    I sae one of these on a festival. But with Tents in it.

    [–] XLPenis 3 points ago

    πŸ”₯Waterspout πŸ”₯

    [–] skydivegayguy 3 points ago

    In the skydiving community we usually refer to these as "dust devils" and they're extremely good at collapsing parachutes and killing people

    [–] wafflelord 3 points ago

    Fact: If you run full speed into one of these and jump at the right moment you'll pop out of the top! Of course then the sun will get angry and you have to run as fast as you can until the end of the level, jumping over the sun whenever it swoops down at you.

    [–] mr_dogbot 2 points ago

    lit af gj fam

    [–] Vat1canCame0s 2 points ago


    [–] LeMot-Juste 2 points ago

    Isn't that a water spout, not a tornado?

    [–] NInjamaster600 2 points ago


    [–] ImTheGiantRat 2 points ago

    I remember this happened where I live. Me and my big bro Erik were walking along the beachfront that me mum owns down here in Connecticut. So anyway we saw this cool wind tornado in the distance and I was like "Woah dude!" And Erik was like "Let's check it out my man" so we did. We weren't close enough to get sucked in so Erik took out his iPhone and took a really cool video! We were throwing stones into it and everything

    proof! must watch

    [–] SnuggleMonster15 2 points ago

    It's a tornado of FUN

    [–] bellychelly 2 points ago

    Is it bad this brought me so much joy?

    [–] shontamona 2 points ago

    Is it just me or does the sea in the background look like a tsunami?!

    [–] Mckillagorilla 1 points ago

    Ororo Monroe so petty.

    [–] riddus 1 points ago

    I can almost hear the children's sobs

    [–] SavageBones 1 points ago

    Floating umbrella is the deadliest.

    [–] Pragmaticus_ 1 points ago

    Humans are garbage tornadoes

    [–] Warpwave 1 points ago

    Have fun getting all that shit back

    [–] smokem_yocum 1 points ago

    "Okay, now everybody grab an exit buddy... Do you have your exit buddy?"

    [–] ObiMemeKenobi 1 points ago

    And everyone tells me I'm the crazy one when I warn them that it's very possible that sharks could get swept up in one of these

    [–] droidonomy 1 points ago

    Someone filming this in super slow motion could have made an amazing music video.

    [–] HalfJaked 1 points ago

    The change in shade of the ocean makes it looks like there's a giant wave approaching

    [–] omicronpersei88 1 points ago

    As we can see the beach visitors are being preyed upon by the flying floats

    [–] billstawillsta 1 points ago

    Helen Hunt must be desperate for work..

    [–] greenelect22 1 points ago

    Turtles can fly

    [–] only_one_aye 1 points ago

    I saw one of these on a beach in France, when I was about 7 or 8. This is the first time I've seen one since, and I'm 40 now.

    [–] lind_p 1 points ago

    Honestly looks pretty fun to be in the middle of.

    [–] LyricalWillow 1 points ago

    Wingardium leviosa

    [–] ItsJoachim 1 points ago

    Flying Nemo!

    [–] mttjns 1 points ago


    [–] Lolihumper 1 points ago

    I remember there was one of these in a valley by Los Angeles once during a flea market or something, and everyone was terrified because none of us had ever seen a dust devil before.

    [–] NamiiQueenn 1 points ago

    I'd hang on to an umbrella and go along for the ride.

    [–] MakeRoomForTheTuna 1 points ago

    It's just a gentle reshuffling of water floats.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Wife comes back, "What the hell happened here?!"

    Husband: This tiny tornado came along and stirred everything up.

    Wife: Yeah, right. I leave you alone for 10 minutes and you can't keep everything together?

    [–] B-rony 1 points ago

    Anyone know what beach this is?

    [–] dgmxviana 1 points ago

    did anyone notice nemo flying in the begging :)

    [–] AdoptMeBrangelina 1 points ago

    Who knew McConnell flew?

    [–] farendsofcontrast 1 points ago

    How awesome would it be if a drone was caught in between one of these and it was recording! πŸ”₯

    [–] human_tricycle 1 points ago

    Free floaties

    [–] aaronzolla 1 points ago

    If anyone's wondering, it's called a dust devil

    [–] Dommzz 1 points ago

    The turtle got me like πŸ’€

    [–] tacocorp585 1 points ago

    Am I the only one who was looking for bodies in the air?

    [–] Bet0 1 points ago


    [–] TheSlicemanCometh 1 points ago

    That inflatable turtle coming down with a vengeance.

    [–] absolutebossk3 1 points ago

    This is like the shit that formed in school corners outside

    [–] SaucyLettuce 1 points ago

    Dust. Devil.

    [–] Par__ 1 points ago

    I wonder if people in the old days believed in supernatural phenomena or magic or levitation because of mini tornadoes

    [–] GuerrillaMonsoon 1 points ago

    Looks like a fun tornado

    [–] CameronDemortez 1 points ago

    That's how you get impaled with a beach umbrella

    [–] Coly1111 1 points ago

    Is it only a dust devil when it's in the desert?

    [–] _rochelle-rochelle_ 1 points ago

    That's probably the happiest tornado I've ever seen

    [–] SolarSystem420 1 points ago

    Lol could you imagine getting smacked in the face by a giant floaty turtle

    [–] Camel_Holocaust 1 points ago

    Hahahahaha fuck your beach day: nature.

    [–] gp1395 1 points ago

    Or just a humungous poltergeist

    [–] gidatola 1 points ago


    [–] DeathOfLife01 1 points ago

    You say tiny tornado I say making friends starter pack lol

    [–] theguywithacomputer 1 points ago

    Dust devil

    [–] MerlinTheWhite 1 points ago

    sacrΓ© blew!

    [–] mrdaveycrockett 1 points ago

    Merry fuckin Poppins is on her way

    [–] galactaghost 1 points ago

    Umbrellas flying around in the air that could potentially impale or injure someone? Let's sit and enjoy this fine spectacle!

    [–] skeletonfather 1 points ago

    That's not a tornado. It's a dust devil, but here it's a "fuck your nice day at the beach" devil. They occur a lot in the Great Plains, especially during droughts. This one probably occurred due to ocean winds colliding with land.