I grew up in southern Oregon and there was always an old legend about how we were apocalypse proof. I don't know if there was any actual science behind it, but it had something to do with the mountains and prevailing winds.
Of course, growing up in Oregon you also hear about any day we could have "a big one" (a previously dormant volcano or a giant earthquake, or both?) go off and cause worldwide destruction, Oregon being at the center of the destruction so there is a bit of a contradiction I think.
Last edited by drewtwo99; 12-08-2012 at 02:10 AM.