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Angry blacksmith disproves 9/11 ‘jet fuel can’t melt steel beams’ conspiracy theory
‘Your argument is invalid. Get over it. Find a job.’
Tenacious 9/11 truthers have many conspiracies about why the collapse of the World Trade Center towers was not as it seemed. Some claim it was an inside job by the U.S. government, and some believe it’s all related to the movie Pitch Perfect.
There is one conspiracy, however, that tops them all: that burning jet fuel would not be hot enough to melt the buildings’ steel beams.
Until, perhaps, now.
Georgia blacksmith Trenton Tye is tired of that argument, so he made a video to show exactly why the “steel beams” theory is totally bunk.
Now, you might think that Tye can get back to doing whatever he has to do during his busy day and not have to worry about the so-called idiotic argument that apparently burns him to no end. Wrong.
The YouTube video, which racked up millions of views in a single day, has only emboldened the truthers, who have stayed true to form and picked apart every hole they can find in Tye’s video. As one highly-rated comment puts it:
1) Why did you heat it beyond 1500 to 1800 degrees, 300 more than jet fuel?
2) How long did you heat that small bar to get it to 1800 degree, and how long were the WTC thick beams exposed to heat, and did they get to 1800 degrees?
3) how many WTC beams reached temps of 1800 to soften to the point of failure, and were there enough soften beams to cause the collapse? How widespread were the WTC fires.
4) Most importantly, why don’t all high rise steel framed building fires result in collapse. WTC were the first to collapse from fire.
Obviously your experiment is overly simplistic and ignores numerous factors.
Hey, at least he tried.
Screengrab via Purgatory Ironworks/YouTube
Josh Katzowitz is the Weekend Editor for the Daily Dot and covers the world of YouTube. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He’s also a longtime sports writer, covering the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.