Fact-Checking 'Twister,' Starring Bill Paxton And Helen Hunt : Short Wave No, tornadoes do not sound like a roaring lion. The 1996 drama 'Twister' got a lot of things wrong...and a few things right. Meteorologist Ali Burgos, an analyst at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, breaks down the science in the film.

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Science Movie Club: 'Twister'

Science Movie Club: 'Twister'

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Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton star in Twister. AMBLIN/UNIVERSAL/WARNERS/THE KOBAL COLLECTION hide caption

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Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton star in Twister.

AMBLIN/UNIVERSAL/WARNERS/THE KOBAL COLLECTION

No, tornadoes do not sound like a roaring lion. The 1996 drama 'Twister' got a lot of things wrong...and a few things right. Meteorologist Ali Burgos, an analyst at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, breaks down the science in the film.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.