Canadian Man Cuts Grass in Front of Tornado
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A tornado can be a dangerous weather event. It is often described as "violent" and "destructive."
Tornadoes are known for their strong, fast-moving winds. They can kill people and destroy buildings.
Sometimes the winds create what is called a funnel cloud. The cloud moves quickly along the ground, striking down and pushing away whatever it hits.
When a tornado is nearby, people are advised to go inside a building and down to the basement or hide in the strongest part of the structure.
But recently, one man thought he could still get some outdoor work done even when a tornado was nearby.
Theunis Wessels of Alberta, Canada would not get inside his home, even when his daughter asked him to.
Wessels said he had to cut the grass growing around his house because there were too many activities planned for the weekend.
So his wife, Cecilia, came outside to ask him to come in. He would not, so she took a photograph and shared it on Facebook.
Cecilia Wessels wrote "my beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair."
The photo captured the imagination of many people on social media.
Some added words or pictures to her photo and posted the new version online.
One person wrote: "life in Canada summed up in one picture."
Another wrote: "this is all of us getting through 2017."
On her own Facebook post, Cecilia Wessels described her husband as "the Chuck Norris of lawn mowers."
Norris is famous for his action movies. His long career was helped in 2005 when people started writing funny "Chuck Norris Facts."
The funny "facts" have him doing impossible things. One of them was "Chuck Norris beat the sun in a staring contest."
Cecilia said she was not too worried about the tornado. She was just taking a photo to show her parents in South Africa.
That is when many people became concerned for Theunis Wessels' safety.
But Theunis said he knew about the bad weather, but the photo made the tornado seem much closer than it actually was.
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1.in front of 在...前面
I stood for a few moments in front of the nearest shop window.
2.get through 度过
It is hard to see how people will get through the winter.
3.weather event 天气事件
Southwest drought is a typical extreme weather event under the influence of global climate change.
4.push away 以...而著名
What you need you will urgently seek yet secretly push away.
1.The cloud moves quickly along the ground, striking down and pushing away whatever it hits.
strike down 打倒；取消
The hand ofdeath would soon strike down queen isabella.
The committee reached an agreement to strike down a law requirement.
2.One person wrote: "life in Canada summed up in one picture."
summed up 概括；总结
He summed up his philosophy, with reference to Calvin.
The questions, though very complicated, may be summed up as coming under three categories.
龙卷风是一种非常危险的天气现象 。提起龙卷风会让人想到“猛烈”和“毁灭性”等形容词 。
龙卷风以其强劲，快速的风力而闻名 。龙卷风能够造成人员伤亡，建筑物毁坏 。
有时候，龙卷风会产生漏斗云 。而漏斗云会沿着地面快速旋转，旋风所到之处皆面目疮痍 。
加拿大亚伯达省的韦塞尔·特尼斯（Theunis Wessels）在听到女儿的呼喊后依旧不肯返回屋内 。
他的妻子塞西莉亚提醒他赶紧进屋 。他还是不为所动，因此妻子拍下了他淡定除草的照片并分享到脸书上 。
塞西莉亚还在文中戏称丈夫是“除草界的查克·诺里斯（Chuck Norris）” 。
诺里斯是著名的武功电影明星 。2005年，民众纷纷恶搞“查克·诺里斯事实”让他名气大增 。
所谓的“事实”是恶搞诺里斯完成一些异想天开的事情 。其中包括“查克·诺里斯在一次凝视比赛中击败了太阳” 。
塞西莉亚表示，她并不是担心龙卷风 。她拍照片是想让南非的父母一睹龙卷风的景象 。