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6 Amazing Facts about Hurricanes

As much as hurricanes are terrifying natural mechanisms of absolute
destruction, they’re also extremely interesting. And, since they
are becoming more and more common (because of climate change), it
could be important to know more about them.

Hurricanes Spin Differently

Hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the Northern
Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. You might have
heard this fact mentioned about toilet bowls, but that has been
disproven. With hurricanes, though, it’s totally true!

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They are BIG

Just the centre of a hurricane (known as the eye) can be 200 miles
(321km) wide. Although they can also be just 2 miles (3 km) wide. The
biggest hurricanes on earth can have the overall size of 500 miles
(800km) wide. Typhoons (which are slower hurricanes) can be as wide
as 2,220km!

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