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James Bond Special: Part 1 - S6-E1

Question: The three magnets Adam brought are same diameter, three times as thick as the other ten magnets. Are they also stronger than the other ten magnets?

Answer: They were all rare earth magnets, but yes, the bigger ones were stronger. With that addition, strong enough to deflect steel bullets.

Friso94

Answer: Without going back to rewatch the episode to be certain, I believe the second batch were Rare Earth magnets, so yes.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

James Bond Special: Part 1 - S6-E1

Question: Couldn't Adam, and Jamie have made ten magnets with the same diameter, but much longer than the other ten circular magnets they used? Those type of magnets would be able to contain a lot more energy, and generate more pull than the circular ones they used.

Answer: Maybe so, However as is shown on the show, they often mess up or make silly errors.

Ssiscool Premium member

So, why don't they try to make stronger magnets?

Sometimes budget or recording schedule doesn't allow.

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