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Make a better, more deadly mousetrap

May 4, 2017

Are you plagued by rodents as large as Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Are you plagued by rodents as large as Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Then it's time to build a bigger, better mousetrap. YouTuber Backyard Scientist has built a six-foot mousetrap capable of crushing a watermelon, coconuts and much more.

According to Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics: "He build a giant 6-foot mousetrap with a steel bar and springs from a car suspension system. The mousetrap is so powerful it needs a winch to be set, and when triggered the bar moves at 42 miles per hour."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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