The element used to produce titanium was first discovered in Great Britain in 1791 by a clergyman who was an amateur geologist. He recognized the presence of a new element when he found black sand by a stream in the nearby parish and noticed that it was attracted by a magnet. It was later independently rediscovered in 1795 by a Prussian chemist, who upon having found that it contained a new element, named it “titanium” after the “Titans” of Greek mythology.
Titanium is one of a few elements that; due to its low density, high strength, high resistant to corrosion, and alloy-producing ability; is used for a whole variety of uses. The use of titanium can be found in aerospace, military, industrial processes, automotive, medical prostheses, orthopedic implants, dental and endodontic instruments, fillings, sporting goods, jewelry, and more. Due to its popularity, our friend at DemolitionRanch decided to see if a bar of pure titanium could take a bullet. Watch to see what happens to the titanium, and also make sure to check out the plethora of guns he has at his disposal. It’s truly something to marvel at.