Cows can fly around in a tornado: TRUE! Sorta.
“I have seen this happen. They never survive.”
You can absolutely drive through a tornado and live to tell the tale: FALSE!
“You cannot drive through a tornado and survive. But you can core punch, which is when you drive through a storm's downdraft to reach the other side where a tornado could be. However, this is extremely dangerous, as you could drive right into a tornado and not see it due to heavy rain and hail.”
Speaking of dangerous, storm chasing is deadly and dumb: FALSE-ISH!
“There have been very few injuries from storm chasing -- I’ve been doing this 17 years without incident. There have been fatalities due to hydroplaning on water. There have been fatalities after a storm due to traffic accidents. A few [people] have been struck by lightning. Anytime you are around a severe storm there is increased risk of large hail hurting you, getting stuck in a flash flood, and, of course, getting killed by a tornado.”
Getting sucked into the vortex or hit by a flying cow are the biggest dangers: FALSE!
“Guests have to read and sign a waiver that basically tells them that anything can happen, from an insect or a snake bite, to getting hit in the head by hail.” According to Hill, though, most injuries are the result of car accidents.
Helen Hunt is a poster girl storm chaser: FALSE! Eh, maybe.
“I really don't think she would make a good storm chaser, but I guess you never know unless she tried.”