Pistons!

Very cool article on pistons in Popular Mechanics. They even give a pictorial contrast of various pistons ranging from a Ferrari to a chainsaw.

At full throttle and 6000 rpm, a piston in a gasoline engine is subjected to nearly 10 tons of force every 0.02 second as repeated explosions heat the metal to more than 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

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