Imagine looking up toward the sky and seeing a tornado coming straight at you. What could be worse? How about a tornado made of fire! Sounds like something of biblical proportions or even something you might see in a special effects movie. Unfortunately, it did happen in Australia recently during the filming of a documentary.  A filmmaker in the Australian outback looking for locations to shoot his documentary movie wound up witnessing the rare occurrence called a Firenado. This rare phenomenon can occur when their has been severe drought conditions with brush fires and a whole bunch of wind. Basically, when the wind starts blowing it carries the fire up the tail of the tornado and releases the hot air and fire trail through it's vortex. These events usually last a few minutes but this particular firestorm lasted forty minutes. That would definitely make anyone have to change their shorts - especially if you were caught in its path.

See the incredible YouTube video.