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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Why Don't They Use Birds to Saw Through Steel?

Since aluminum wings can cut steel, and birds can cut right through aluminum wings, birds must be AWESOME at cutting through steel!


(Picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Picture shows a 767 wing struck by a bird found via here.)

Hey! Maybe the WTC was brought down by a whole flock of birds ramming the building!


TROLL INOCULATION: Yes, I know am stupid, really stupid, a moron, a loser, a fucktard, an idiot and certainly mentally deficient.

Seriously: I know there is an argument to be made about how bird flesh is softer than aluminum and if the birds penetrate the aluminum of the wing, could the aluminum wings penetrate steel?

And yes, there is a mass times momentum argument how something fragile but heavy going fast can penetrate something apparently very strong and sturdy.

BUT-- clearly you have to look at what happens to the 767 wing when it is impacted at several hundred miles per hour by something soft and relatively light (the bird)-- and then imagine what happens to the 767 wing when it is impacted at several hundred miles per hour by something hard and heavy (a WTC outer column).

Now I do not claim that a 767 wing cannot damage a heavy steel column in an impact. However, I do not think it is possible for a 767 wing to shear through a steel column even if it is filled with jet fuel and has greater mass than "normal". I think the heavy mass of a fuel-filled wing might knock some columns INWARDS in a high velocity collision. But cleanly shear the steel as was shown in the previous post?

I just don't think so.

6 Comments:

Anonymous birdie don't slice this said...

that's cause the bird was traveling at 500 mph and most likely used its beak as a projectile!

i heard WTCs had aluminum cladding, not for aesthetics, but to add extra protection from bird impacts.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't you pay them trolls no nevermind

5:34 PM  
Anonymous 911blogger.com/tard said...

everyone knows that a plastic nosecone is just a giant beak!

papier mache vs. tard in a battle for supremacy.
go tards! ha.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous juan tardo said...

admiral pinch:
"hold your horses boys, there's nothing we can say to actually refute this post."

sword of truth:
"damnit - just like every other post! what do we do now, boss?"

admiral pinch:
"don't sweat it son, we'll just do what we always do; call in the specialist. terrence! front and center!"

conspiracy smasher:
"sir here i am sir!"

admiral pinch:
"handle this will you son? on 3 - 1 2 3!"

conspiracy smasher:
"you. guys. are. a. fucktard. nutjob...."

admiral pinch:
"well done son, that's telling 'em!"

7:16 PM  
Blogger Killtown said...

They should line skyscrapers with birds to prevent planes from crashing through them.

:-P

7:18 PM  
Blogger Ningen said...

Did the bird slow down when it hit the wing?

2:58 AM  

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