Mr. George the SuperMagnetMan

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38 Responses to “Mr. George the SuperMagnetMan”

  1. DestroOne says:

    Killer Intarwebbing kk.org! First off N50 is not the strongest. It’s N52. And this guy’s selection and pricing is junk compared to these guys, kjmagnetics.com Some of the magnets are almost half the price. Don’t worry, there magnets are perfect for castrating Canadian Unicorns too!

  2. wrybread says:

    The video has been removed, but here’s the new link if anyone’s curious:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrqe6E4k_Zk

    When looking for it I passed through the author’s youtube profile and saw he’s a raving Republican. In response to someone having said “Gee i thought you were pretty smart until is see you drink the bush coolade” he wrote:

    “the ‘bush coolade’ is much better than being an obamamice following the pied piper. He did not fool all of the people – only 53%. But most importantly – he deceived everyone who is supposed to make sure that non us citizens can’t run for the office. THe only significant thing about his election is that he is the first one to ever be elected that did not meet the qualifications. He is your kenyan born narcissist prez. I am without a prez for the next 4 years. I think he will continue to find out that most of the things he wanted to do are not possible and the cons running congress will make it really difficult unless he throws in with a bunch of wacky stuff that they want to shove down every president’s throat.”

    I guess those who can’t think, dedicate their lives to magnets.

  3. rationalist says:

    Can we have a comment unicorn chaser?

  4. InsertFingerHere says:

    Ok.. assume I’m new to this planet… Why would I want to buy these things. Aside from the novelty of them. Do they have any practical use ? Pulling dents out of cars? Can I implement them in my house construction ? How about placing them near my fuel injector? Can they eliminate the spring in my garage door?

  5. Takuan says:

    pity, oh well, science and technic knows no politics. Maybe we should send him a Drugs Windbag portrait to keep him warm.

  6. frankieboy says:

    @20 insertfingerhere; they would be great to retrieve tools if dropped into shallow enough water, say if you dropped something over the side while working on a boat. I’m not sure how you would attach a line to them, maybe epoxy a ring to them. Takuan mentioned they explode (?) if they are cut or drilled. Powerful little bastards!

  7. bardfinn says:

    I loved playing with magnets as a kid, and still have plenty of small neodymium magnets around the house for securing stuff to ferric plate surfaces.

    But, I also have a five-year-old stepson who doesn’t listen to anything we tell him to do / not do, and a two-month-old that will shortly be crawling.

    Time to round up alllllllllll the magnets.

  8. IWood says:

    This suggests fantastic and gory methods of suicide involving unwitting passers-by.

  9. Anonymous says:

    #5 here, sorry about that… I should have given some warning…

    Warning: The link in comment #5 has some icky pictures.

    Here’s some unicorns: http://images.google.ca/images?q=unicorns

  10. hohum says:

    This guy cracks me up, he really loves magnets!

    I’ve similarly enjoyed some of the videos here on Science Hobbyist about magnets. Somewhere recently somebody posted about a cube made of neo magnets that made a great time-killer, and I believe that’s how I ended up at that link, but I can’t remember the original source…

    @20, I just today finished this unicandicorn. Happy halloween chaser!

  11. Boeotian says:

    Ha! Just came back from the job and on my way home bought several small Neodymium magnets for my board. What a coincidence.

  12. Takuan says:

    no question the BB Effect has produced more available unicorn images. Go on, google images today and cast your mind back a year or two. They are breeding.

  13. Anonymous says:

    What accent is that ?

  14. Takuan says:

    useful techniques. Perhaps he should have mentioned how these magnets tend to explode if attempts are made to drill, cut or shatter them.

  15. arkizzle says:

    Well I just had to google “Super Manget Crash Video”..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uET76b7GtXU

    :D

  16. Aaron Bockelie says:

    @20

    I’ve used some of the small neodymium magnets as a pocket door latch. Use a mortising bit drilled into the door and frame, and glue two magnets into it. They work great for giving a little “snap” to the door.

  17. Oren Beck says:

    Note to anyone doubting these magnets are “all that” as the grim warnings keep on stating. I should say UNDERstating. Every time an article references things that not only can but WILL make you regret ignoring warnings think on these two sobering not funny facts.

    1:Many warnings could be written the blood of some victim who ignored the warnings. 2:Ignoring that warning increases the chance of more blood to print warnings with.

    And RE: the shatterbits of plated magnets. I have been for many years getting a “true/false question put on shop safety quiz forms. “True or False- Artificial Eyes are cheap and widely available” With a “pass the test” answer of TRUE. My explanation when asked how the TRUE answer can be so? Ah- A shooter marble can be used as a replacement eye. Which will provoke some wry comment about not being able to see with a shooter marble for an eye. That however can be kept as a thought provoking quiz tool by RESPECTING all magnets. OF course if glass eyes are your thing then disregard this post.

  18. rationalist says:

    #23, No, those are Canadian unicorns.

  19. Takuan says:

    “explode” as in what happens when you try to cut a sheet of tempered glass. You don’t get two tidy pieces. Violate the envelope integrity and bits go everywhere. The cornea of your eye has lots of sensitive nerve endings.

  20. arkizzle says:

    At the end of this video, he shows a 1.6 Tesla magnet array!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_8f0DYK5s

  21. arkizzle says:

    #2 *Magnet :p

  22. MarkM says:

    #7:
    really? that was a pretty fast 7m30s for me. i think this video might be more interesting when you have first-hand experience as to how awesomely dangerous and unbelieveably powerful Neodymium magnets are. and i love his constant admonitions regarding the gloves.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Careful with those magnets…

    Don’t let this happen to you: http://www.geekologie.com/2009/02/guy_loses_finger_to_neodymium.php

  24. xzzy says:

    I have a bunch of magnets I pulled out of old seagate fiber channel drives, probably the strongest ones I’ve seen come out of a hard drive (magnets in most modern desktop drives are extremely small by comparison).

    I don’t think I’d want to own anything stronger.. they scare me as they are. I used to leave them on my desk but people would always walk by and fidget with them, and I didn’t want to start getting blamed for blood blisters.

    Playing with eddy currents is probably my favorite, and is a great way to illustrate the relationship between electricity and magnets.

  25. Takuan says:

    3 Tesla really, what experiment could you do with that? It’s a relatively tiny field area.

  26. Takuan says:

    scroll bar

  27. ErikO23 says:

    this guy and Dr. Steve Brule need to get together.

  28. zikman says:

    I know exactly what he means by “blood blisters”
    I bought two powerful neodymium magnets back in high school for a physics project. I was going to make a trebuchet catapult using the magnets as the initial force.
    I had the magnets for a week and I had so many tiny little blisters and cuts and bruises on both my hands from trying to hold the magnets apart and having them snap back together really quickly. it cut my mom’s finger real bad

  29. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    @7: We are members of a shadowy group from Arcturus, intent on stealing away time from people, a few minutes a day. You’ve been warned.

  30. neurolux says:

    I’ve gotten hopelessly hooked on NeoCube magnets thanks to a post on BB. I can’t stop making platonic solids and buckyballs. Damn addictive.

  31. PFlint says:

    I have a 2y/o son and this (post) makes me hinky, what with the warning about the danger of (multiple) magnet ingestion by children. “Blood blisters”? “Bone crushing”?

    CDC case reports
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5548a3.htm

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/10/041027143806.htm

  32. arkizzle says:

    You’re right Tak, on both counts. 1.6 a side, and a miniature work area.

    Thing is, the standard stacked pyramids he showed only have a very limited throw from their tip, so the work area is pretty small even without the restricted space of the 3T one.

  33. Chrs says:

    I’ve got a pair of the 3/4″ spheres, and they are amazingly powerful, but the small, coated spheres (1/4″, perhaps?) are far and away the most fun to play with.

    …I just realized that I have access to an EX-F1, and I have lots of magnets somewhere. YES!

  34. SkullHyphy says:

    The wedding rings sound like a horrible practical joke. What better way to say you love someone than to erase their credit cards and stick their hand to a railing?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      The wedding rings sound like a horrible practical joke.

      Better than a Prince Albert and an IUD.

  35. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Mark,

    Did you send me to the wrong house again to force someone to watch a video?

  36. Domomojo says:

    #5 is right. Check out United Nuclear’s warnings:

    “If carrying one into another room, carefully plan the route you will be taking. Sensitive instruments like computers & monitors will be affected in an entire room. Loose metallic objects and other magnets may become airborne and fly at great speed to attach themselves to these magnets. If you get caught in between the two, you can be severely injured. These magnets will crush bones in the blink of an eye.”

    And:

    “A small child recently lost his hand when his father left two # 31 supermagnets unattended. The child picked one up and when he approached the other magnet on a nearby table,
    it became airborne and obliterated his small hand.

    NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN NEAR ANY OF THESE MAGNETS!”
    http://www.unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm

  37. hohum says:

    @26 just searching for ‘unicorn chaser’ (and filtering out the Virgin jet) is pretty interesting in itself…

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