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Someone Built A Real-Life Thor's Hammer That Can Only Be Lifted By Its Creator

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Tom Hale

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clockOct 15 2015, 18:44 UTC
2976 Someone Built A Real-Life Thor's Hammer That Can Only Be Lifted By Its Creator
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In the Marvel universe, Thor’s hammer – the Mjölnir – is only possible to lift if you are worthy. In this video, however, the force behind wielding such a hammer is not Nordic god-like power; turns out, it's just an electromagnet stolen from a microwave.

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Allen Pan, from the Sufficiently Advanced YouTube channel, took to Venice Beach and challenged passersby to lift the legendary hammer. Unbeknownst to them, there's a fingerprint scanner registered to only Allen’s thumb that turns off a strong electromagnet embedded in the hammer. 

Check out the hilarious prank below, which also shows the neat electrical engineering that went into making the "unliftable" Mjölnir.

 


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