Truly, we are surrounded by some really hardcore nerd knowledge around here.

You all commenters have vast collections of knowledge and experience in engineering, from really technical obscure stuff to genuine race car teams. You did all decide to, ahem, remind me of this earlier today when I pointed out that you (not the engineers among you, but the rest of you) probably didn’t expect ultra-strong carbon fiber to get trashed like a pair of old jeans under a hydraulic press:

Click through the thread above and you’ll see people with all kinds of engineer experience, and I cherish it all deeply. Keep commenting, y’all.