A post shared by Nico Herlitzki (@nicoherlitzki) on Mar 15, 2016 at 2:09pm PDT
Like The Atlanta Falcons, scientists with the cointellight technology company tweeted out a couple of side-by-side photos of the two accidents that took place in Greensboro, N.C., at different times last week.
It’s just interesting to see if you can compare the cars without doing a side-by-side comparison like the Dragons players did. As you can see, the first car was on a wet road and the second was on dry pavement. As for that other vehicle, the only difference is that the other vehicle is in a neutral position and the first car is pointing its tires more toward the other lane.
This type of side-by-side looks like what people are posting to their newsfeeds when they see something online. If there are stories about a particular weather system happening at certain points around the country, people will compare the locations on a map and post the results (although scientists seem to doubt that this is really what a side-by-side is).
The National Weather Service also takes similar photos, although they will warn the public about significant impact such as tornadoes.
So, like Falcons fans, photographers and weather nerds will be comparing side-by-side side-by-side photos and posting them for everyone to see. Until the weather wrecks this tiny city again, maybe everyone will practice what they’re going to tweet and avoid being distracted by one part of the weather.