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.