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Jan 4th 2011 1:50AM Anyone who has burnt sparklers meant for the fourth of July has experienced the ferocity of magnesium's heat. Sparklers are a good ignition source for thermite, another impressive demonstration of heat's potential. Together, a novel way to delete data from old hard-drives; and amuse the neighbors simultaneously.
Ricky Nelson's personal touring plane had been retrofitted with magnesium components that burned out of control, bringing it down, killing all aboard.
Alloy that stuff before letting it loose on the highways!
Apr 28th 2010 10:52PM I rode a Peugeot 8-speed mountain bike in France for 3 yrs. I rode it another 4 years in Oregon. They were perhaps the most famous brand in their homeland. Occasionally in the states someone would react with surprise at reading the badge.
Kia has advertised their bicycle origins and Hyundai has it's hand in so much that I wouldn't surprised if they've also a two-wheel history. Other countries use bikes as primary transport; so why wouldn't they step it up? OMG, the Japanese made bicycles long before cars too! Hold the ignorance down. You only increase the downward spiral.