|Name: Iron Block
|Status: Hovering Menacingly
|Formed: March 28th, 2021
Iron Block is just what it sounds like: a giant floating cube of iron blocks, 32x32. The cube itself is hollow, although there is a surprise hidden inside. Iron Block was created by ostrich1414 on March 28th, 2021, in a manic fit of boredom and depression, inspired heavily by DakkaDok's Cube of Red Terracotta. Located a few thousand blocks from spawn, Iron Block is yet another entry in a string of bizarre spawn landmarks founded by ostrich1414 during his frequent periods of demotivation.
What is Iron?
"Iron (/ˈaɪərn/) is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. It is a metal that belongs to the first transition series and group 8 of the periodic table. It is by mass the most common element on Earth, right in front of oxygen (32.1% and 30.1%, respectively), forming much of Earth's outer and inner core. It is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust.
In its metallic state, iron is rare in the Earth's crust, limited mainly to deposition by meteorites. Iron ores, by contrast, are among the most abundant in the Earth's crust, although extracting usable metal from them requires kilns or furnaces capable of reaching 1,500 °C (2,730 °F) or higher, about 500 °C (900 °F) higher than that required to smelt copper. Humans started to master that process in Eurasia by about 2000 BCE, and the use of iron tools and weapons began to displace copper alloys, in some regions, only around 1200 BCE. That event is considered the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. In the modern world, iron alloys, such as steel, inox, cast iron and special steels are by far the most common industrial metals, because of their mechanical properties and low cost.
Pristine and smooth pure iron surfaces are mirror-like silvery-gray. However, iron reacts readily with oxygen and water to give brown to black hydrated iron oxides, commonly known as rust. Unlike the oxides of some other metals, that form passivating layers, rust occupies more volume than the metal and thus flakes off, exposing fresh surfaces for corrosion."
Reviews of Iron Block
”This is the greatest landmark in SimPvP history since Poop City. I can't wait to tell my future grandchildren about Iron Block.”
”One of the most underappreciated symbols of strength and pride that has ever graced the server. I pity those who have yet to acknowledge the pure grandiosity of such a work of art. Ostrich1414 really outdid himself this time.”
”In a French-ass restaurant...hurry up with my damn croissants!”
”fuck iron block lol”