I mean we elected Obama, but how stupid do you think we are? Could the electro magnet really do that? Could the laptop data really be destroyed? Just because Walter said so? this was on the AMCTV.com site .... Would the magnet actually work? I have a couple questions about whether the magnet would work. The first is that the info would have likely been on a memory chip. Would this be affected by a magnet? The other is that the evidence room is surrounded by reinforced concrete with lots of re-bar. Would the re-bar end up acting like a shield for the magnet? Finally, the van gets pulled over by it's force. You'd need to have enough ferric pull from the evidence room to pull the van over, not just a few hundred pounds of assorted junk. If the re-bar was pulling the van, it would block the field from getting into the room. Anyone know the physics of this stuff? I'd love for Mythbusters to do a BB special..