Week in Photos: Fake Tornado, Bomber Reborn, More

Week in Photos: Fake Tornado, Bomber Reborn, More
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Stuttgart, Germany, October 15, 2007—An artificial tornado swirls inside at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in the southern German town.

The 113-foot-long (34-meter-long) twister was created using the museum's smoke ventilation system, which was actually installed to suck out air if a fire started.

Guiness World Records has certified that the German feat is the world's largest human-made tornado.

"This award is related to safety, that's why it's so important to us," Michael Bock, the director of the museum, told the DPA news agency.

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