Don’t start stocking up on canned green beans and Twinkies just yet.
Residents of the Kemerovo Region were frightened after a mushroom-shaped cloud (reminiscent of a nuclear explosion) towered above them in the sky.
The incident happened early Sunday evening and there were multiple people sharing photos of the unusual cloud on their social media pages. Apparently, the cloud was trolling residents for at least 40 minutes before dissipating.
Naturally, some people assumed the worst. They didn’t know if they were being attacked, or if there was an explosion at a nearby coal mine.
Thankfully, this phenomenon was caused by something far less catastrophic. According to Pavel Konstantinov, head of the meteorological department of Moscow State University’s Meteorological Observatory, this was simply a unique cumulus cloud.
“What we can see in the photos leads us to agree with the conclusions of the emergency services that this is, indeed, a rather peculiarly shaped cumulus cloud. This happened either because it was abnormally hot in this spot nearer the ground, or it was abnormally cold higher up in the atmosphere.”
So yeah…everything is going to be fine. I mean, for those of you idiots out there who believe every single thing the government tells you.
Me? Well, I’ll be making a special trip to the grocery store today…