Humanosity says…I’m always amazed how conspiracy theories have exploded in popularity and the tragic events of 9/11, especially the collapse of the towers at the World Trade Center have created a persistent set of theories that continue to thrive. This article from Popular Mechanics seeks to put the record straight….
18 Years after 9/11 the number of conspiracy theories about that tragic event continues to grow. In this article, Popular Mechanics takes on the most widespread conspiracy theories and presents the best factual evidence to counter them. One such example is based on the theory that the steel girders would not have melted in the fire. They state;
Claim: “We have been lied to,” announces the Web site AttackOnAmerica.net. “The first lie was that a load of fuel from the aircraft was the cause of structural failure. No kerosene fire can burn hot enough to melt steel.” The posting is entitled “Proof Of Controlled Demolition At The WTC.”
FACT: Jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F, not hot enough to melt steel (2750°F). However, experts agree that for the towers to collapse, their steel frames didn’t need to melt, they just had to lose some of their structural strength—and that required exposure to much less heat.