A Real-Life Thor Hammer?!

by Brendan McGinley

Not a prop! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! This hammer really carries 80,000 volts, thanks to a Tesla coil in its dwarf-forged heart. It was built by Caleb of Hackaday, which we show you now, that you may prepare yourself by queuing up AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” Or “Lux Aeterna.” Or both at once! There’s no such thing as too epic when you’re wielding the hammer of the gods, with real lightning action. Read on to see videos of this alternating current of the gods in action.

The timing is great on this because the National Cemetery Adminstration just last week added the hammer of Thor to its available emblems for government headstones and markers. So every Thorseblot (that’s the January full moon for you secular types) you could lay a crackling bouquet of Mjölnirs (Mjölniri?) at the final resting place of your beloved Thorshipper.

You can see how Hackaday built their hammer here, but please use your Mjölnir responsibly, by which we mean crafting a sweeeeeet Beta Ray Bill costume.



Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. He has an 11th metal in his body, and no it’s not adamantium. Ask him about it on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

DeHaven pretty much was the Charm in their 2011/12 season, so...yeah. She’s the one to watch, coming and going. Little-known fact: The refrain “Omar comin’ ” from The Wire was actually inspired by DeHaven’s defensive/offensive two-fisted fury, except not really because that would be silly. She’s a perfect example of why the LFL is great: driven, ambitious athletes who aren’t afraid to get rowdy. Also, keep an eye on QB Angela Rypien, who joins the team from the Seattle Mist.

DeHaven pretty much was the Baltimore Charm in their 2011/12 season.

Brendan recently interviewed actress Christine Lakin about why The Pain Makes It Funny, and shouldered the difficult task of picking the biggest badasses in the Legends Football League.

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