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  • October 27, 2014
    This is an already funded Kickstarter project for the BeerLoft storage system ($20 for one, $35 for two). Each strip adheres to the top of the fridge with a piece of 3M adhesive and can hold up to the three beers (or other metal-topped bottles) using neodymium magnets. Unfort... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2014
    This is the Magneto helmet made by twins and cosplayers Alexandra and Evgenia. It has neodymium magnets embedded under a fiberglass outer so you can stick metal things to it for storage. Now -- are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Probably not." I'll put the helmet on, then ... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2014
    This is a video from Vat19 answering questions about their Magnetic Thinking Putty ($15) by demonstrating what you can do with 100-lbs (500 cans) worth. It looks like fun. Unfortunately, I just don't have room in my personal budget right now for 500 cans of magnetic silly pu... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2014
    This is a video of a guy demonstrating Lenz's Law with neodymium magnets and a thick-ass copper tube. Why does the magnet fall so slowly? SCIENCE. Via Wikipedia because I suck at explaining things except 1) where babies come from and 2) RPG strategies. Eddy currents (also... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is a table made out of 27 individual wooden blocks with magnets embedded in them. The magnets repel each other, and the blocks on the second and third levels all float. Don't worry though, they also have a series of guide wires running through them so that @$$hole friend... / Continue →
  • April 19, 2013
    This is a well-shot compilation video from Joey Shanks of various magnets (some covered in glitter and mirrors!) being swallowed by metallic silly putty. It's mesmerizing. Plus reminded me of how butts work BUT IN REVERSE. I should have been a science teacher. Hit the jump ... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2012
    Buckyballs, the popular magnetic desktop toy, have officially been banned by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Because for some reason parents can't keep the things out of their children's hands, and those children can't keep the things out of their grubby little pie-ho... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2012
    Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel made these stools with magic by mixing iron filings with molten plastic and creating the legs by "pulling" them up using magnets. When the plastic hardens, BAM -- you've got yourself a stool. "What the -- I'm not milking cows, who the hell si... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2011
    This is a nearly funded Kickstarter for Ferrite Interactive Liquid Sculptures. They're basically TMNT ooze canisters with a magnetic liquid (ferrofluid) suspended in another, clear liquid that you can manipulate to make cool shapes with external magnets. Contributing $100 get... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2011
    This is a line of $20 magnetic nail polishes from Nails Inc. Gosh, I feel like such a sassy lil lady even talking nail polish with you girls! Basically it's nail paint with iron powder in it (also great for anemic nail-biters) that a magnet can be used to make designs in whil... / Continue →