I wondered aloud about what the flares were made of. The ensuing conversation went something like this:
Guy: "They're made of thermite. Same thing they used to bring down the twin towers."
Me: "Oh yeah?"
Guy: "Totally dude. They found molten iron at ground zero. Molten iron, I shit you not. That stuff melts at 1500 degrees Celsius."
Me: "Well, that makes sense, a plane full of jet fuel crashed into the building."
Guy: "No, it doesn't make sense man. Jet fuel burns at 1000 degrees Celsius. It couldn't possibly have melted the iron. Thermite, that's what did it."
Me: "Hhhhmmmm. I'm sorry, but I don't think jet fuel burns at any specific temperature. I believe it depends on the rate it burns and how fast the heat is carried away."
Guy: "No way man, you should look it up."