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Electromagnetic Quarter Shrinking

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What happens when you run 10,000 megawatts of electricity through a quarter? Does it vaporize? Melt? Nope. It shrinks, it seems.

You see, there’s this guy, Bert Hickman, that does just that. He shrinks coins… for fun. With some fancy apparatus, involving more electrical terms than I’d care to wrap my head around, he manages to run ridiculous amounts of electricity through a variety of things with fascinating results.

Visit his site and see pics of electromagnetically deformed quarters and beer cans. Also, read up on exactly how all this stuff works.







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