Japanese WWII kamikaze (meaning "divine wind") pilots were named after typhoons in 1274 and 1281. These prevented Mongol invasions of Japan under Kublai Khan. historynet.com/kublai-kha…
Typhoon class submarines have a swimming pool and a sauna on board along with other luxury features like a full gym and wood paneled walls. technology.org/2019/01/31…
The term kamikaze means "divine wind" and gets its origins from two typhoons in 1274 and 1281 wiping out Mongol warships invading a severely outmatched Japanese army. linguaholic.com/linguablo…
Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons are all the same thing but named different where they appear. Hurricanes are storms that form in North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific, cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean and typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean. byjus.com/physics/differe…
Hurricanes, typhoons & Cyclones are the exact same phenomenon except the region of the world they're formed & their naming conventions was solely dictated by linguistics bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Typhoon Karen was the most powerful tropical cyclone to strike the island of Guam, and has been regarded as one of the most destructive events in the island's history. It was classified as a Category 5 super typhoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
The word Kamikaze means divine wind, a term that was coined for a typhoon that sunk a mongol fleet trying to invade Japan in 1281. britannica.com/topic/kami…
In 2015 scientist dropped a microphone 6 miles down into the Mariana Trench, the results where a surprise, instead of quiet, they heard sounds of earthquakes, ships, the distinct moans of baleen whales and the overwhelming clamor of a category 4 typhoon that just happened to pass overhead. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Beneath the city of Tokyo lies an ingenious water diversion system to minimize flooding in the city during typhoons. This world’s largest water channeling infrastructure can divert 200 tons of storm water per second into the Edo River. nytimes.com/2017/10/06/cl…
Typhoons, hurricanes, and cyclones are all the same type of storm, they're just called differently depending on where they form bbc.co.uk/newsround/24879…
Typhoons saved 13th century Japan from invasion. britannica.com/event/kami…
The worst all-time storm (wind speed) is Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 2013 (aka Yolanda). No other storm got to 315km/h (195mph) and sustained it for 1 minute. Damage included ~8,000 dead and missing people. Post-storm, some regions were on the brink of Anarchy and looting was common. bbc.com/news/world-asia-2…
The Kublai Khan invaded Japan in 1274 with 33,000 troops but failed due to weather. Kublai Khan again invaded Japan in 1279 with 140,000 troops & made it 15 km away from the city of Fukuoka but again failed due to a typhoon. It was here the term kamikaze (divine wind) was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuk…
Approximately 10% of the small Micronesian atoll of Pingelap's inhabitants are afflicted with total color blindness. This is due in part to a population bottleneck caused by a typhoon and ensuing famine in the 1770s which killed all but twenty islanders. 0.003% of people have it in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
β€” The only difference between a hurricane and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. In the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, the term hurricane is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a typhoon. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
A small but powerful tropical cyclone (called: Typhoon Gay) caused more than 800 fatalities in and around the Gulf of Thailand in November 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
The Japanese word "kamikaze," meaning "divine winds," was originally used to refer to the typhoon that all but completely destroyed the Mongol fleet (hastily built by their Chinese and Korean vassals), effectively preventing the second and last Mongol invasion of Japan, in 1281. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
"The largest bomb found on Guam [USA] to date is a 1,000-pound bomb, discovered June 14, 2010. This was uncovered during construction by the Naval Base Guam's gym." "Super Typhoon Yutu [2018] uncovered a 500-pound bomb on Tinian" in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA. guampdn.com/story/beyondl…
Typhoons and Hurricanes are the same thing, but are called differently depending on where they spawn. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones (same types of wind storms) spins counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere but spins clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. That's because of Coriolis effect (Coriolis force) effect. nationalgeographic.org/en…
Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons are all the same weather event. They are just differently named based on where in the world they appear. bbc.co.uk/newsround/24879…
The largest British ship lost at sea, the MV Derbyshire at 92,000 tons, went down in a typhoon off Japan without ever issuing a mayday call. Investigators found the wreck and concluded the entire sinking could have happened in as little as two minutes. This video simulation is real time. youtube.com/watch?v=9tN4x…
With the introduction of the Eurofighter Typhoon, the German Luftwaffe sold its MiG-29s to the Polish Air Force for the symbolic price of 1€ apiece. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
The Chang-Gu World Trade Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan follows a Chinese pagoda style and has an octagonal base to be stable against high winds which are typical in Taiwan as it is prone to typhoons. It was tested to pressures equivalent of wind speeds in excess of 300 mph (480 km/h) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A typhoon hit Hiroshima a month after it was bombed that killed an additional 2,000 people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
In March 1889, a German naval force entered a Samoan village, destroying American property in the process. Three American warships were summoned to engage the German warships. Before any shots were fired, a typhoon wrecked both the American and German ships. An armistice was called immediately. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
There was a combination of a hurricane and a volcano when Mt. Pinatubo erupted before Typhoon Yunya. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Today I learned of Typhoon Tip, the largest tropical typhoon in recorded history. It measures up to 1,380 mi (2,220 km) at peak intensity, nearly half the size of the contiguous United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
Between 1944 and 1945, Admiral William Halsey led his Third Fleet straight into two major typhoons in the Pacific, resulting in 33 destroyers damaged, 221 aircrafts destroyed, and 796 lives lost. nationalinterest.org/blog…
The only difference between a hurricane and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs... In the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, the term hurricane is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a typhoon. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
1 in 10 inhabitants on the island of Pingelap is color blind due to a 'population bottleneck' in 1775 after a catastrophic typhoon swept through the remote island leaving only 20 survivors. One of the survivors was King Nanmwarki Mwanenihsed, patient 0 with the rare Achromatopsia gene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Today I learned of Tokyo's (World's Largest) underground flood water diversion system that was completed from 1992-2006. "built to mitigate overflowing of the city's major waterways and rivers during rain and typhoon seasons" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
During WWII, 5 Americans ended up in a lifeboat with no food, water, oars or mast after their ship sunk. Hours later, a keg of water floated by. Then a mast. Then a sail. Later, while making a rudder, they found hidden food. They sailed 300 miles, through a typhoon, and eventually made it home. winsevy.com/marine-wake-i…
The F-22 and Eurofighter Typhoon have been pitted against eachother in mock dogfights in the past. The Typhoons proved to be surprisingly effective against the American aircraft, and after such an encounter the USAF "decided they didn't want to play any more" as a result. airforcecommentaries.blog…
During World War 2 Typhoon Cobra did almost as much damage to the American Navy as a fleet battle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
Tokyo has a massive underground water storage area to deal with typhoons and flooding en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
In 1975, Typhoon Nina stalled out and dumped prodigious rains for two days in the Ru River drainage basin upstream of the Banqiao Dam, China, leading to its collapse and the loss of 171,000 lives, with an area 34 miles long and 8 miles wide wiped out. wunderground.com/cat6/Cat…
Film-maker Casey Neistat spent the entire promo budget for The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty on the Philippines-typhoon-aid, with permission of 20th Century Fox. youtube.com/watch?v=jU7rh…
A Soviet nuclear sub called the Typhoon was so big, it actually had a swimming pool in its rec room. youtube.com/watch?v=CifAG…
20th Century Fox hired Casey Neistat to make a video promoting The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (the 2013 film). Neistat suggested to spend the budget on disaster relief after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Phillippines. Fox agreed and gave him a budget of $25,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Over 10% of the population of a small Polynesian island has an incredibly rare form of colour blindness which renders them unable to see any colours at all. This is because a 1775 typhoon wiped out all but 20 of its inhabitants, and the ruler at the time carried this allele. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
: the mongols tried to invade JAPAN two times and failed in both because of a strong typhoon that destroyed much of their fleet ( 3500 ) ships , the Japanese named it " divine wind / kamikaze " because mysteriously in both times it happened way after the typhoon season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The biggest Russian atomic submarine, the Typhoon, was so large that it had it's own swimming pool on board youtu.be/AZWRGyqYcCM?t=8m…
During World War II the United States Pacific Fleet sailed directly into a typhoon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
Super Typhoon Tip is the largest tropical cyclone ever recorded, with a diameter of approximately 2,220 km (1,380 mi), which is also an approximate distance between Dallas and New York City scientificamerican.com/ar…
Soviet typhoon class submarines, the largest ever built, had a swimming pool and a sauna on board. submarine.su/projects-of-…
Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms when they occur in different places. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1975, Typhoon Nina's rainfall was responsible for 62 dams failing in China, leading to an official death toll of 26,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
A hurricane/typhoon or dust tornado in Australia is called a "Willy-willy" news-mail.com.au/news/wat…
A 1000 year old coral reef named "Big Mushroom" in Taiwan survived getting hit by two different submarines. Unfortunately, in 2016, Typhoon Meranti drastically damaged the reef. sportdiver.com/photos/asi…

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