Plastic fantastic! Scientist shines a laser through the Queen's neck on the new £5 note to reveal hidden feature
The Bank of England's new plastic £5 notes are said to be virtually indestructible -difficult to tear and capable of surviving a washing machine.
But in addition to its durability, science presenter Steve Mould has discovered a cool hidden feature relating to the window of the new note.
Mr Mould explained: 'If you shine a laser pointer through just the right spot on the Queen's neck then project it on to the opposite wall you'll see a triangular star field.'
Mr Mould explained that Canadian banknotes, which like the new fiver, are made of polymer, have a deliberate security feature where,... read more