For those of us who don't live in or around deserts, it's almost impossible to imagine the intensity and sheer scale of a real sandstorm. These things, while not as famously terrifying as tornados, can reach massive sizes and wreak their own special brand of havoc. For proof, just take a look at the video below.
It features the crew of a big rig truck somewhere in China (likely the Gobi Desert). They were transporting a large piece of machinery when they came across a massive sandstorm. Instead of driving through it or turning around, they stopped, got out, and shot some video.
I'll agree that it looks pretty amazing, but I wouldn't want to be out in the open when one of these things rolled in.video-player-present
(source: Loser Laowai in China)
No word on what happened to the men after their encounter with the sandstorm. Hopefully, they made it out of there in one piece.