Why crush cans when you can tear them apart with electromagnets?

As science and engineering professors, the band “Arc Attack” uses “singing” Tesla coils to teach kids about science and electromagnetism. Another of the crazy experiments they use is called the “Can Cutter”, a cylindrical electromagnet which when surged with power will rip an aluminum can right in half. It happens so fast they needed a high speed camera just to break down what actually happens.

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