Three Friday Facts
Enough facts to last until Monday, because all good weekends start on Fridays. Tweet
Every man with a urinary tract knows the passing of a stone is always sad, but the death of Charlie Watts is double-bummage, the kind of thing...
that turns our minds to unlikely connections, like did Charlie die rich? Because, just thinking: Buddy Rich, he was a great drummer, who sadly...
Fact 1: One Ringo Starr is worth 3.5 Joey Kramers
Fact 2: The Man of Tungsten can pound the Man of Steel like a cheap, toy drum
What Makes a Metal Strong?
Tensile Strength: How well a metal resists being pulled apart
Compressive Strength: How well a material resists being squashed together
Yield Strength: How well a rod or beam of a particular metal resists bending and permanent damage
Impact Strength: The ability to resist shattering upon impact with another object or surface
The Top Five Strongest Metals
Rank/ Type of Metal/Use/Atomic Weight/Melting Point
#1 Tungsten/Making bullets and missiles 183.84 u 3422°C / 6192 °F
According to the BBC: “Kinetic bombardment” weapons involve firing what are, in effect, spears of tungsten at incredible speed towards your target. They can penetrate thick steel armour and cause terrific, but very localised, devastation.
#2 Steel/Construction of railroads, roads, other infrastructure, appliances n/a 1371°C / 2500°F
#3 Chromium/Manufacturing stainless steel 51.96 u 1907°C / 3465°F,
#4 Titanium/In the aerospace Industry 47.87 u 1668°C / 3032°F
#5 Iron/Bridges, electricity, pylons, bicycle chains, cutting tools, good abs, rifle barrels 55.85 u 1536°C / 2800°F
Source: Visual Capitalist/Elements Newsletter
Fact 3: Dave Lombardo is the greatest living heavy-metal drummer on this planet
Play that on your steering wheel cruising the 405 at 3am.