Norwich man shows how that the new plastic £5 note can play a vinyl record

The new plastic £5 note. Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire

The new plastic £5 note. Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ever since the new £5 notes came into circulation people have been coming up with unique ways to use them.

And now a Norwich multimedia artist has used a bank note to play a vinyl record; more precisely Abba's 1976 hit 'Money, Money, Money'.

Since Michael Ridge uploaded the video it was been shared thousands of times on social media with many people trying it out themselves.

In uploading the video Mr Ridge wrote: 'The new polymer five pound notes have a rather curious ability of being just about able to play vinyl records (with the aid of a contact microphone and small amplifier not shown on screen).

'As the corners on these new bank notes are more durable and sharper than its paper counterpart it acts like a very crude record needle.'

Mr Ridge had previously tried out the same experiment with the old paper £5 notes which proved equally successful.

The new notes were launched last month with Bank of England governor Mark Carney calling them a 'cleaner, stronger and safe' alternative.

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