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Jet Fuel Can Catastrophically Weaken Steel Beams

“Jet fuel can’t melt steel beams!” the conspiracy theorists exclaim. But why is that so hard to believe? In light of what three out of ten Americans believe about a certain ancient city, though, it’s no wonder that there’s a celebrated ignorance on what it takes to knock down structures men and women build.