Mjolnir, the mythical hammer wielded by fictional god Thor, was “forged by Dwarven blacksmiths and composed of the Asgardian metal uru.” The hammer’s name translates to “The Crusher” or “The Grinder” and the side of the weapons bares the inscription “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
Only Thor is strong enough, and worthy enough, to carry Mjolnir.
Sufficiently Advanced, a YouTube dedicated to “making pretend things into real things” thought it would be fun to create a real world version of Thor’s hammer and record people attempting to lift it.
They couldn’t. Here’s why:
This version of the Mjolnir was created using electromagnets and a fingerprint scanner. The electromagnets is what keeps it attached to the ground and the fingerprint scanner ties it to one specific user.
Humans are a proud and stubborn people, especially when it comes to feats of strength, and we’ll keep trying and failing and looking like jackasses. Even when it comes to trying to lift a fictional hammer.
[via Man’s Life]