Giant Fans Used As Hurricane-Force Winds
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Insurance researchers in South Carolina wanted to test some home designs in a hurricane, so they used giant fans to create 100-mile-per-hour winds. Within minutes the fans collapsed a conventional home. A stronger, if somewhat more expensive house did fine. There is one detail we don't know. We do not know if researchers made this test fully realistic by including a TV reporter struggling to stay upright in the wind.
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