A 75-yr-old woman took shelter from a tornado in her bathtub. The tornado ripped off the roof of her house, lifted the tub out of her bathroom, and deposited it in the woods with the uninjured woman still in it.
A Pizza Hut manager during the Joplin tornado saved many lives by herding customers into a walk in freezer and bungee cording his arm to the freezer door before being sucked into the tornado and killed.
Farthest distance thrown by a tornado and survived is more than 1,300 feet (398.37 meters). On March 12, 2006, tornado may have carried Matt Suter, a 19-year-old high school senior, farther than any other human being who lived to tell about it. Suter was at his grandmother’s mobile home that night with grandma and a disabled uncle. He awoke in a field, alive and unharmed except for a small scalp wound. Miraculously, his grandmother and uncle also survived the disintegration of their mobile home after being pinned to the ground by heavy furniture.
In June 2008, a tornado hit Kansas State University’s campus destroying only one building: their Wind Erosion Lab.
The small town of Codell in Kansas was hit by a deadly tornado on May 20th, 1918. Not especially remarkable – except it had also been hit by tornados at around the same time in the evening, on the same day, in 1917 and 1916 as well.