Guy Builds Real-Life Thor's Hammer Only He Can Pick Up

October 14, 2015


This is a video from Youtuber Sufficiently Advanced of him building a magnetic Thor's Hammer that only he can pick up by deactivating the electromagnet using a fingerprint scanner (although one smartass at the very end does manage to rotate the whole thing off a manhole cover and then pick it up). It is like a modern sword in the stone. Except, instead of becoming King of England if you can lift it, you get to star in this Youtube prank video. Man, the prizes for these things have really have gone downhill over time.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Clem, who could have easily removed that hammer even if it meant tearing the earth's whole crust off.

  • TheOtakuX

    Shit, I figured this out when I saw the headline somewhere else. Didn't know what metal base he was using, but I guessed 'electromagnets with fingerprint scanner'.
    Nice to see I was right, though.

  • CL114C0777498D

    Nice. I thought it'd be real-life magic. Glad i was also right.

  • Bling Nye

    It's pretty obvious how he picks it up when he does, anybody watching his hands would see there's a trick to it, not to mention the print scanner is actually visible in the handle, but it's pretty smart to make it so only HIS fingerprint works. Even better would be a remote trigger he could have in his pocket. Pretty obvious too it's magnetic since he's putting it on metal surfaces; I liked how the guy at the end just pushed it off onto the concrete and picked it up. Still, very clever build, and fun.

  • CK

    They were doing it wrong. Lock your knees, straighten your back and just pull up as hard as you can.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Not *all* of them were doing it wrong... I definitely saw one person try to lift it that way!

  • Forblat

    Just don't set your wallet near it

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Or your floppy diskettes, GRANDPA!

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