Prankster Engineer Reveals How He Made Thor's Hammer That Only He Can Lift

In Marvel's Avengers, no one can pick up Thor's hammer but the superhero himself.

Now one man has built his own Thor's hammer and - like the legend - only he can lift it.

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In a hilarious video showcasing his prank, one person after another on Venice Beach, California attempts to lift Allen Pan's hammer - but they all fail miserably.

Allen then steps up to the plate and lifts it with ease.

But his skill isn't superhuman strength, it's his big brain: Allen is an engineer and created the hammer over four months with a powerful electromagnet that locks against metal surfaces. He built it with a fingerprint scanner that only recognizes him.

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"The magnet will turn off if a fingerprint on the fingerprint scanner matches with mine," he told INSIDE EDITION.

His next project? A light saber in time for the Star Wars movie.

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