As a kid, I grew up near minutes from the beach and many times saw grownups meticulously sifting through the sand with a metal detector. I imagined they were pulling up diamond rings and pirate's gold. My dad assured me they weren't, though I suspect he just didn't want to buy me a metal detector.
In any case, these magnet fishing hobbyists have them beat.
By dropping a very strong magnet underwater, history buffs "WW2 Wendal" fish their local lochs and rivers for valuable metal objects. They primarily explore WW2 sites for discarded war artifacts but often reel in non-military items such as stolen safes and, well, junk. Sometimes they find nothing at all but, judging from their videos, that doesn't break their spirit.
It was suggest I watch European magnet fishing videos. These Dutch master fisherman hit the jackpot.
Magnet fishing, or the art of dropping a magnet into deep water with a rope attached to it, is almost as compelling to watch as drain clearing! These intrepid archaeologists seem pretty satisfied they’ve found Hernán Cortés lost brake shoe.
These magnetic balls look fun as heck. Keep them out of the way of small kids and pets, please.
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