Metal to Fall for

Which Metal Will You Fall For…

Between Valentines Day and Singles Awareness Day, February is full of love in all forms and we at Online Metals believe that metal deserves its fair share of emotion. Each metal has very distinct features and history that tell quite an inspiring story.

Do you have what it takes to outwit our Metals in a game of 2 Truths, 1 Lie? Take a chance with our 6 metal contestants and try to see past their wit and charm!

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2 Truths, 1 Lie | Metal Edition

Aluminum, Metal to Fall for

Can you tell which one is a lie?

  • I’m easy to reuse at only 20% of your first effort.
  • I was all the rage in 19th century France, gold was so passe!

  • I’m a heavyweight equal to 8% of the Earth’s crust.

FALSE: Recycling uses 5% of the energy in comparison to raw extraction.

TRUE: In the 19th century, Aluminum was more valuable than gold.

TRUE: Aluminum is 8 percent of the Earth’s crust by weight.

Alloy Steel, Metal to Fall for

(Specifically Chromoly)

Can you tell which one is a lie?

  • I was heavily involved in aircraft structures after WW1.

  • I’ve never been seen in racecars or boats.

  • You can find me in the city taking a nice bike ride after a long workday.

TRUTH: By the mid-1920s, the airplane industry started to make the transition to primarily 4130 chrome moly constructed tube fuselages. As early as 1926, books like Airplane Design by Alfred Niles published by the Engineering Division of the U.S. Army Air Service referenced 4130 chrome moly seamless steel as the stronger choice over the mass-produced low carbon seamless steels.

LIE: By the mid-1950s there were a number of cars built with 4130 racing in multiple classes of SCCA sanctioned events.

TRUTH:  Chromoly steel is also much lighter than average steel while still maintaining similar strength; this translates to sleeker frames, faster speeds, and comfortable maneuverability. These characteristics make Chromoly steel the perfect material for the city and commuter bikes.

Copper, Metal to Fall for

Can you tell which one is a lie?

  • I was first paired with Nickel in the Bronze Age forming the first alloy.

  • I’ll get your blood going as I’m commonly found in it.

  • When it comes to pennies, I’m only skin deep.

LIE: Through experimentation, someone discovered that adding tin (not nickel) to copper made a harder metal. The combination of two metals into a new substance is called an alloy. With the ratio of 90% copper and 10% tin, a whole new age came to life, the Bronze Age.

TRUTH: Copper is an essential trace mineral for red blood cells.

TRUTH: Modern pennies are made up of mostly zinc, while being plated with copper.

Nickel, Metal to Fall for

Can you tell which one is a lie?

  • I share my name with a mischievous demon in German mythology.
  • I’m viewed as a protector amongst my metal colleagues.
  • I can only be found deep in the depths of the earth.

TRUTH: The discovery of nickel ore in 17th-century Europe is a tale of mistaken identity and superstition. The frustrated miners blamed Nickel, a mischievous demon in German mythology, for playing a prank on them and began calling the ore kupfernickel, translated as “copper demon.”

TRUTH: Nickel is commonly used as a protective outer coating for softer metals.

LIE: Many meteorites consist of a nickel-iron alloy.

Stainless Steel, Metal to Fall for

Can you tell which one is a lie?

  • I can be used in soap to neutralize strong odors.

  • You can find me in certain articles of clothing.

  • No form of me is magnetic.

TRUTH: Many reputable manufacturers produce stainless steel soap, which is essentially a piece of stainless steel in the shape of a soap bar. While stainless steel soap does not kill germs or other bacteria like regular soap would, stainless steel soap can neutralize strong odors on the hands.

TRUTH: Stainless steel clothing is thermal and radiation-resistant, so it is often used in the electrical and textiles industries.

LIE: Stainless steel is a non-magnetic material, in most cases. However, this is not true for all types of stainless steel. Stainless steel’s magnetic properties depend on its microstructure.

Titanium, Metal to Fall for

Can you tell which one is a lie?

  • I generally don’t play well with humans.
  • I can withstand hot temperatures better than most other metals.

  • I was well over 100 before I truly found myself.

LIE: Titanium is considered the most biocompatible metal in the world.

TRUTH: Titanium also has high melting point. When heated, titanium won’t liquefy until it reaches 3,034 degrees Fahrenheit. To put that number into perspective, the melting point of aluminum is just 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the melting point of iron is 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit.

TRUTH: It took 119 years after titanium was first discovered just to isolate it into a pure sample.

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