Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dear Santa: magnets that can break your arm!!

If you don't know what boingboing is, go check it out. It's fantastic reading. For example, they just pointed out to me what I now want for Christmas. Check out these superstrong magnets at United Nuclear. The best part about this site is the warning, reproduced here:

If you really need unbelievably powerful magnets, here they are. Uses include magnetic steering of nuclear particles in homemade accelerators, levitation devices, magnetic beam amplifiers, scrap iron separators, etc. Beware - you must think ahead when moving these magnets. If carrying one into another room, carefully plan the route you will be taking. Computers & monitors will be affected in an entire room. Loose metallic objects and other magnets may become airborne and fly considerable distances - and at great speed - to attach themselves to this magnet. If you get caught in between the two, you can get injured. Two of these magnets close together can create an almost unbelievable magnetic field that can be very dangerous. Of all the unique items we offer for sale, we consider these two items the most dangerous of all. Our normal packing & shipping personnel refuse to package these magnets - our engineers have to do it. This is no joke and we cannot stress it strongly enough - that you must be extremely careful - and know what you're doing with these magnets. Take Note:

Two of the 3" x 1" disc magnets can very easily break your arm if they get out of control. Axially Magnetized (the top & bottom flat faces are the north & south poles). We can only ship these magnets by ground UPS - they cannot be shipped via air as it will interfere with the aircraft's navigational equipment.

1 comment:

The Gulde Gang said...

Tempting...but, you probably won't be seeing these when you open the package from me. If only I'd known sooner...dg