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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cylinders in compression...
From: Dino Darling <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:33:12 -0700
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Further testing is in order and a special TT consortium is being formed
to both provide empty "cans" as well as test this theory.

Experts say these tests will most likely continue on for many years. 
They claim there are plenty of test vessels available due to the
consumption of the vessel's contents, but that the testing staff are
having a hard time even standing on TWO legs, no less on one while
perched 6" above the ground.  Those testing PEPSI cans seem to be less
effected by the phenomenon.

Dino  -  K6RIX

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Jim Lux <>
> Date: Fri, September 15, 2006 6:50 am

> Cylinders are pretty strong in compression; Heck, an aluminum beer
> can (<0.001" wall) will support 225 pounds vertical load (until it buckles)
> Jim,W6RMK


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