by Mick West at 9:08 AM
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It's hard to keep track of the various temperatures involved in discussions around 9/11. So I made the above chart. It's a work in progress, so corrections and suggestions are much appreciated.


Melting points of Lead, Aluminum, and Steel:

"Soft" temperature of steel:
by Mick West at 8:47 AM
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One of the great things about "Flat Earth" theory is that it provides some great opportunities for thinking about, investigating, and explaining a variety of basic science concepts.

Now, everybody knows that if you have an alien in your spaceship, the best course of action is to blow a hole in a window, and the alien will get sucked out. Problem solved!

So we all know that if you've got some air under normal pressure, and there's a vacuum next to it, then the air will rush over to fill the vacuum.

Metabunk 2018-10-31 08-37-23.

But the Earth's atmosphere is under normal pressure, and there's nothing between the atmosphere and the vacuum of space. So why doesn't all the air on Earth get sucking into space.

Metabunk 2018-10-31 08-38-23.

The answer of course is gravity. Gravity is holding the atmosphere down. But how does that work exactly?...
by Mick West at 9:18 PM
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In something of an experiment, I've made a detailed video focussing on one small claim of evidence. The claim is that the presence of iron microspheres in the World Trade Center dust means that high temperature incendiaries were used to demolish it.

The video explains that you can make iron microsphere by making sparks with steel hitting or abrading things, or by burning some tiny bits of iron in a low temperature flame. I also discuss how some of the spheres found might also have been pre-existing from construction, or might have been created after the collapse during cleanup.

Much of the material in the video comes from the thread: Making Iron Microspheres - Grinding, Impacts, Welding, Burning
by Mick West at 3:09 PM
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Metabunk 2018-10-26 14-41-14.

In a very positive move, You tube has added a link to the Encyclopedia Britannica article on Contrails to most of the videos that promote the "chemtrails" conspiracy theory.

It's a great article to use as the initial excerpt directly addresses the most common misconceptions about contrails - the idea that they always quickly dissipate.

by Mick West at 4:31 PM
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Montage of three iron microsphere techniques.

Iron rich microspheres can be made in various ways. In this thread I investigate some of them, and try to make some microspheres of my own.

Burning Methods (external ignition)

Burning Paint Chips #1.
Steel Wool #1:
Iron Filings #1:
Steel Wool #2:
Burning Paint Chips #2:
Iron Powder 320 Mesh:
Iron Filings 50 Mesh:
*Pyrophoric iron:

Sparking methods (Spark from solid...
by Mick West at 1:43 PM
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I was just scrubbing over some WTC7 collapse video when I noticed something new to me. When the East penthouse falls though the building it creates a visible wave on the windows, presumable as they are twisted or pushed out somehow by the changes in pressure. The scale of the pressure is also visible by the smoke being sucked in at the top of the building.


WTC7 Window Wave Loop - YouTube 2018-01-07 13-37-09.
This is relevant because it appears to show the East Penthouse falling rapidly though the building, which is consistent with a collapse of C79/80/81 at a low level, well before the other columns failed.

I think some people, like @Tony Szamboti, have suggested that the East Penthouse actually only fell in a few floors, and that lower interior column failures were simultaneous, but this seems at odds with that.

You can kind of see this in...
by Mick West at 2:40 PM
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Metabunk 2018-09-26 14-32-47. Summer 1982 Calendar Pages1.pdf

Notice how the "Dr Strawberry" text in the center is all pixillated, but other text is not? Also the "Co" in "Columbia". The reason is that the documents was editing in Adobe Acrobat with automatic OCR turned on (this is the default setting).

Metabunk 2018-09-26 14-42-42.

This means Adobe tries to recognize text in the image, and it will create a custom high resolution vector font for each bit of text. You can see this if you try to edit it in Acrobat:
Metabunk 2018-09-26 14-37-13.

Depending on how good the handwriting is, it will...
by Mick West at 9:57 AM
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Read the introduction to Escaping the Rabbit Hole on
by Mick West at 3:33 PM
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Cora vs. Florence.

Hurricane Cora was a simulated hurricane used in a readiness exercise earlier this year. Some conspiracists have suggested that it is very similar to Florence, which must mean that "they" knew Florence was coming, presumably by being able to control the weather.

However Cora is nothing like Florence. Cora basically parallels the coast all the way from South Florida to Virginia, moving rapidly from south to North and eventually hitting Washington DC. Florence is at right angles to this, slowing down as it makes landfall, then dissipating inland.

With Cora, the areas of maximum storm surge (see the red line in the diagrams above) are mostly in Florida. With Florence, these are in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Cora was also a (simulated) category 4 all the way from Florida to...
by Mick West at 12:20 PM
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Alan Chin Photo Paper molten metal.

So it looks like AE911Truth has been incorrectly using another photos for many years. I noticed this by accident when looking at a similar photo posted yesterday for the anniversary of 9/11:
Metabunk 2018-09-12 12-07-23.

I saw the above (right) 9/11 thumbnail image on the NBC News home page, and it immediately reminded me of this image on an AE911 web page. (

Metabunk 2018-09-12 12-10-07.

Here's the AE911 image:

Then this coinicidence prompted me to do a Yandex image search[URL='http://.",...