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Old 08-18-04, 08:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Stockwell
My wife recently bought a purse with a mangetic clasp right across where you are supposed to put your credit cards.. That has to be the dumbest thing I've seen in a while.
That's what I had always thought about those things, but they were tested on mythbusters and shown to be inneffective, as well fridge magnets, other cards, etc. They tested a big stack of cards, and it took a lot of power to damage the cards. I can't recall whether it was an abnormally strong magnetic field or voltage they were using, that eventually damaged the cards, but hopefully someone else on here saw that episode. I can't remember what the likely culprit was in the erased cards problems that people experience either... It was the myth that an eel skin wallet was capable or erasing the cards.
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