02 July 2011

Plastic components in today's cars...

... don't tolerate the radiant heat from an explosion at a chemical factory.  Via Reddit.

4 comments:

  1. Reminds me of pictures I saw of a melted Saturn (all body parts were plastic) years ago. I had a Saturn at the time, and thought it was the saddest picture ever.

    This is the best remaining link that I could find:

    http://cellar.org/showthread.php?t=1765

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  2. Nice comparison photo, Mark. Tx.

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  3. There are some nice melted car pictures from this incident in Minneapolis. I particularly like the "toasted marshmallow" car at number 10.

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/17/photos-explosion-fire/

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