In a viral video that racked up over a million views in less than a day, an irritated metal worker takes on the 9/11 Truthers who argue that there must be a conspiracy because “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams.”
The conspiracy theory argues that since jet fuel burns at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit but steel only melts at 2700 degrees Fahrenheit, the official explanation for the collapse of the World Trade Center must be wrong. “I am so sick and tired of this argument,” blacksmith Trenton Tye says to the camera.
Tye openly doesn’t care about whether or not 9/11 conspiracy theories are true. “What I am concerned about is the retarded metallurgical things you are saying,” he says bluntly. “If you hold this up for a reason for a conspiracy, you are an idiot.”
By heating a piece of structural steel to around 1800, the Georgia-based blacksmith demonstrates that steel loses nearly all of its structural integrity long before it ever melts. “Your argument is invalid. Get over it. Find a job,” he concludes.
Watch above, via YouTube.
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