Playing With Magnets

As a boy, I used to play with magnets – I find them fascinating. In those days, the magnets available to small boys were not very strong. As I’ve grown up, so has the technology. These days it’s possible to get very strong magnets indeed. And as the strength grows, so does the risk of accidents. Here’s Dirk’s story. Ouch!
(hat tip to the Bad Astronomer)

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Playing With Magnets

  1. Bal says:

    I got my fingers caught in between two strong magnets – not as powerful as your friend’s – on a gadget called ‘window wizard’ and it flaming well hurt!!!!! Coincidentally, my son is just recovering from a crushed fingers injury and was very reassured to see the pictures that Dirk has supplied – thanks Dirk xxx

  2. Geoff says:

    Hi, BM. Crushed fingers can’t be very pleasant, and the photos make me squirm even more. Hope your son recovers quickly…

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