2200*f

honey-crimes  asked:

Then are you Satan himself '-' or just a manipulation of a creature that tricks the innocent into turning happy go lucky candy people?

“Heh, listen, pal,”

“I’m no longer changing the code here. I am truly only entrapping them into a trance so I can feed off of their negative energy.”

“These f*ckers here?… They are lucky. I drained all the others dry of their energy, but fate must have been in their favor because I drained just enough energy to stop short of draining these three here.” Time seemed to stop as he explained this, chuckling.

“Why do you think Sweetheart and Lolli are missing?” He giggled, sighing as time began playing again.

“But lucky them they seem to still be alive! An odd duo.” He mumbled about them being somewhere in the void, shrugging to himself.

anonymous asked:

In pokemon generations, an Arcanine melted through (what I assume was) a concrete wall. How hot does fire have to be to do that?

Concrete isn’t just one material, but a mixture of many: typically water, rock, sand, gravel, and steel. Each of those have a different melting temperature: Water, of course, evaporates at 100 °C (212 °F), stone and sand melt around 1200°C (2200 °F), and about 1370°C (2500 °F) for steel. So strictly speaking, to “melt” concrete you’d need temperatures high enough to melt all of those, so about 1370°C (2500 °F).

But, even if you’re not quite that hot, you can break the bonds between the components and the concrete will fall apart and “crumble”, effectively breaking through the wall and it would certainly appear to melt. Most sources I’m finding, including this study, show that concrete begins to break down at 800 °C (1500 °F).

For comparison, candles typically burn at 1,000 °C (1800 °F). (Of course, a candle wouldn’t melt concrete because while the flame itself has a temperature high enough, it’s ability to transfer that heat energy to a chunk of concrete is pretty limited – but heat transfer gets math heavy and I don’t want to bore you guys.)

Besides, if Heatran and Magmar have a body temperature of 2200 °F (not to mention Magcargo who’s hotter than the surface of the sun at 18000 °F), then Arcanine melting through a wall certainly isn’t the most outrageous thing we’ve seen a fire-type do.

Thanks!

-Professor Julie

Porcelain does not mean weak

It always bugs me a little when people use “porcelain” as a metaphor for someone who is fragile. 

These are the three types of ceramic clays ordered from weakest to strongest:

Earthenware: what ancient potters used. it can be fired at low temperatures (1800-2100*F). terracotta is one example of earthenware.

Stoneware: fired at higher temperatures (2000-2300*F) and more durable than earthenware, it is what most ceramicists use because of its affordability.

Porcelain: fired at high temperatures (2200-2600*F) and sometimes containing bone particles (i.e. bone china). it can be made into very fine and delicate shapes because of its durability and strength. 

Porcelain is the strongest and most resilient ceramic material.

I own a few antique bone china tea cups that are so fine they are nearly translucent and I dropped one from table height and it didn’t break. 

So I’m just saying: just because something is dainty doesn’t mean it isn’t strong. ;)