Saturday, March 01, 2008

March is Metal Month!

Metal is fascinating! Did you know that guns are made of metal? It’s true. And did you know there’s four awesome metal groupings—Base metals, Noble metals, Ferrous metals and Precious metals? Wow, that’s heavy. Be sure to check back all month for riveting posts on steel, copper, and an extra special aluminum celebration. Discovered in 1827, aluminum had no practical use until the 1970s when the metal replaced wood bats as the little league baseball head trauma weapon of choice. My handlers tell me Metal is also apparently a dreadful type of popular music.

1 comment:

jlam said...

Hey, wasn't aluminum used in aircraft starting from before World War II? I also recall aluminum cans starting in the late '60s.