Amazingly simple way to tell if your battery is alive or dead

All you need to do is drop them and see how they land...

Amazingly simple way to test if a battery is dead

This is a very easy way to tell whether your old batteries are alive or dead.

Simply drop them from a low height and see how they land: if it's on its head, it means it's still functioning.

Dead batteries will land on their sides or topple over.

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