Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fire Melts Steel

Back during the 9/11 controversy, one Hollywood twit scoffed at the idea that fire could melt steel. I thought of that when I saw the live video from the Daytona 500, where burning jet fuel ate through steel. Even though fire crews were there in a matter of seconds, the extreme heat did this kind of damage.

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Imagine a similar jet fuel fire with no suppressing foam, no water to douse it, eating away at the structural integrity of the WTC.

I don't know if actual evidence can persuade the conspiracy theorists, but as Mulder and Scully said, The Truth is out there.

For reference, here is a picture of the jet dryer truck with it's steel metal boxes intact.
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Update: It was pointed out by a commenter that this plating was aluminum instead of steel. When I first saw the video and the stills of what appeared to me to be chrome plated steel, I took this to be an example of "fire melting steel". I contacted a manufacturer of similar trucks who told me they indeed use aluminum over steel. I drew my conclusions based on observation and my experience with diamond plate steel in the past. I made an honest mistake based on not unreasonable assumptions.

I thank 2Hotel9 for pointing out the error. And I laugh at the weak minded liberals, whose glee over my making a simple mistake caused them paroxysms of schadenfreude, based, no doubt, on their inability to best me in honest intellectual debate.


Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything.

7 comments:

  1. DUH ... Fire and heat are used in the making and forming steel.

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    1. That's news! When did that start happening!

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  2. Famed metallurgy expert Rosie O'Donnell begs to differ!

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    1. And to think that with all her training, she missed that!

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  3. Oh, come on now, Proof. Everyone knows that George W. Bush melted that steel at the Daytona 500.

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    1. And was bump drafting him going into the #3 turn!

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  4. Steel doesn't need to be molten to give way under millions of tons of weight (like skyscrapers and stuff). Sanctimonious, fatass retards like Rosie Oinkdonnel have no ability to understand such simple things, though.

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