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In the article World’s First Hemp Plane Will Be Stronger Than Steel And Run On Hemp Biofuel which was published on Truth theory, they claim there is a plane being built out of hemp, it will be fueled by hemp and it will be 10 times stronger than steel. Does any of this check out

Claim about the strength of hemp

Why Hemp? First of all, hemp is one of the healthiest and most versatile plants on the planet. Not only is it, pound for pound, 10 times stronger than steel but it can also bend much farther than metal. As a result, hemp is ideal for aviation technology.

In terms of notability it gets shared around Facebook and people seem to believe it.

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    Being "pound for pound" stronger doesn't really mean much. Sure, 5 pounds of hemp might be "stronger" than 5 pounds of steel, but it's also way less dense, so it's going to take up a lot more space. – TheWanderer Aug 3 at 0:59
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    @TheWanderer Details like that is the reason and explainer on skeptitcs is needed – user1605665 Aug 3 at 1:08
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    I don't understand why this question was downvoted. The claim seems silly, obviously, but Truth Theory seems large enough to warrant a debunking. – T. Sar - Reinstate Monica Aug 3 at 3:33
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    I wonder why they would compare hemp's strength per weight to that of steel, since as far as I know, steel is not used in aircraft manufacturing precisely because its strength per weight is too low (i.e. a sufficiently strong steel aircraft would be too heavy). It would make more sense if they compared it to, say, aluminum, or some other material that actually is used to make aircraft. – Nate Eldredge Aug 3 at 5:20
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    Also, strength-per-weight is only one of the factors you look at for airplane hull material. Another important one is rigidity and elasticity -- the ability to keep its shape when subject to external stress, and to return to it when deformed. – Shadur Aug 3 at 7:47

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