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** 6-Volt Battery Hack **

*Claim:*   Video demonstrates that 6-volt lantern batteries contain 32 AA
batteries.



*FALSE*


*Example:*   /[Collected via the Internet, October 2007]/


Received this video and I'm not sure if it is valid or not. Guess I could
disassemble a 6 volt lantern battery and find out. But as I recall from my
high school chemistry days, and the warning on the side of the battery, it
is full of stuff that could be dangerous to the average lay person.

Essentially it states that if one needs a cheap source of AA sized
batteries, by disassembling a 6 volt lantern battery, you will find 32 AA
batteries inside of the 6 volt battery.


 

*Origins:*   This video purporting to demonstrate that 6-volt lantern



batteries are actually made up of a casing enclosing 32 AA batteries is
just a gag, another form of "Fool's Errand" intended to lure people into
trying (or


Source: www.snopes.com/photos/humor/batteryhack.asp


are there aa batteries in a lantern battery

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