The new £5 note can play vinyl records

Why pay for a new needle when you can just use the money itself?

The new £5 note
The new £5 note You need this in your life Image Ebay

The new £5 note has been in circulation for a few weeks now.

Naturally with anything fresh, people have been taking to social media to voice their displeasures over everything from the design to the fact they’re made of polymer.

However, a video uploaded to social media by Michael Ridge from Norwich has managed to find a good use for the polymer in the £5 notes: You can use them to play vinyl records.


In the video, you can see the £5 note used as a needle and when hooked up to a microphone and amplifier, it plays music.

The Bank of England have said the new note is safer and stronger than the old paper notes and will on average last five years longer.

Naturally, people have seen this as a challenge and have been filming themselves trying to destroy the new £5 note.

Social media users have been loading up the web with images of notes that have been in the microwave, attempting to shrink them in the wash and even taking a blowtorch to one.

This has prompted the Bank of England to state that while the new plastic currency is durable, they are not indestructible.

Amazing what people will do just to try and prove a point.

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Loaded digital reporter Oli Palmer has been writing about film/TV since 2013. Follow Oli on Twitter at @olipalmer