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Blacksmith Settles The "Jet Fuel Can't Melt Steel" Argument Once And For All

There's a group of conspiracy theorists who believe September 11th was an inside job, and they cite the "fact" that jet fuel doesn't burn hot enough to melt steel beams as a way to prove their point.

These 9/11 Truthers have been getting on metalworker Trenton Tye of Purgatory Ironwork's nerves for over a decade, so he decided to settle the argument once and for all with video proof that's totally truthy.

(YouTube Link)

It's surprising that Trenton is the first guy to make such a video, since this argument seems to be fairly simple to debunk, only now he'll probably be lumped in as part of the "inside job"!

-Via Huffington Post


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Where is plasmagryphon when we need him? My research showed that the plastic deformation temperature of steel is 1200 F. That means it loses its ability to spring back after a load is applied.
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That seems to be what he meant. Plenty of weight on top of that steel doesn't need melting to bring it down.

Wish he had been clearer with his explanation. Conspiracy nuts thrive on ambiguity.
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