George Washington’s Blog 
Friday, Aug 22, 2008
NIST’s explanation for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 on September 11th follows the logic in the cartoon above.
Specifically, NIST claims  that the collapse of building 7 is “the first known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building”.
But then goes on to argue :
“The fires in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event”
In fact, the fires in WTC 7 were orders of magnitude less than other high-rise fires , which did not produce collapses.
My parody  from yesterday is not much sillier than NIST’s real explanation.