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A London Skyscraper Is Melting Cars With A Solar-Powered Death Ray

The "Walkie-Talkie" skyscraper has been accused of partially melting a Jaguar that was parked in the wrong place. The buildings are fighting back. Updated: You can also fry an egg with it.

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City AM reports that multiple vehicles were damaged by the sunbeam last week.

For example, the sunlight warped some of the panels on businessman Martin Lindsay's (very expensive) Jaguar XJ beyond repair.

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Okay, the damage is slightly less dramatic than the previous GIF might have suggested.

The van looks a total mess – every bit of plastic on the left hand side and everything on the dashboard has melted, including a bottle of Lucozade that looks like it has been baked.

The building's developers say they are investigating - and, as a precaution, have banned parking in the affected spots.

Also you can fry an egg with the death ray, or set fire to journalists.

AMAZING SCENES: @jimwaterson fries an egg on the pavement, live on @SkyNews #WalkieScorchie

Tara Mulholland


AMAZING SCENES: @jimwaterson fries an egg on the pavement, live on @SkyNews #WalkieScorchie

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Jim Waterson


I just set my hair on fire.

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Here's a video of the egg-frying.