Unpredictable forces of nature like tornadoes and hurricanes can have a devastating impact on humans and our environment. Learn how natural disasters work and how science aims to better predict them.
Quiz: Real Natural Disaster or Movie Natural Disaster?
Did Mount St. Helens really erupt in downtown Los Angeles? Sort real natural disasters from movie ones by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »
The Worst Natural Disasters Quiz
Nature is one mother you don't want to mess with. Test your knowledge of the worst natural disasters with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On: Historical Earthquakes Quiz
Some earthquakes have been devastating enough to cause major changes. Test your knowledge of historical earthquakes with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Rogue Wave Quiz
Rogue waves can appear seemingly out of nowhere, causing mayhem and death. Take our rogue wave quiz to learn more. See more »
Famous Volcanoes Quiz
Volcanoes are both terrifying and beautiful to behold. How much do you know about these famous volcanoes? Take our famous volcanoes quiz. See more »
Volcanic Eruptions Quiz
Volcanic eruptions remind us of Earth's primal power. Test your knowledge of these lava-scorched events with our volcanic eruptions quiz. See more »
Weird Geological Formations Quiz
How much do you know about the weird geological formations in our world? Find out with our quiz See more »
10 Times Humanity Fought Against Nature (and Won)
Wrangling Mother Nature has successfully saved many lives, even if, a few times, it's literally blown up in our faces. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Should you get in your bathtub during a tornado?
Should you get in your bathtub during a tornado? Read on to find out why — and why not. See more »
Should you open your windows during a tornado?
Some say opening the windows in your house makes a tornado cause less damage. Read on to find out if you should open windows during a tornado. See more »
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