You don't normally associate any kind of sound with a magnet. But apparently that's because the ones stuck to your fridge aren't two million times as powerful as the Earth's magnetic field—like the one the Los Alamos Laboratory just created.
A few days ago, we told you about an imperious young girl who ate 37 rare earth magnets and lived. It was pretty astounding, frankly. But apparently kids everywhere are eating the damn things, and as a pandemic, it is very stupid.
Payton Bushnell is the adorable three-year-old you see above. She's also the incredibly fortunate young lady who swallowed an astonishing 37 (THUR-TEEE SEVV-UNNN) rare-earth magnets lived to blabber about it.
Move over Luxo. Giulio Iacchetti has designed an incredibly flexible table and floor lamp that would put Pixar's mascot to shame. And like anything awesome, the Magneto's capabilities come from the power of magnets.
What makes anything better? Food. Wait. That wasn't the answer I was looking for. Oh! Magnets! So if you turn Scrabble magnetic and slap the tiles onto your fridge, you can make excuses that you're learning up some vocabulary as you gorge on the magical leftovers inside your refrigerator. Win, win.
If Apple had designed an iPad 2 stand that didn't double as a protective cover, I'm inclined to believe it would look exactly like Ten One Design's Magnus, which uses a strong neodymium magnet to make the iPad appear to float.
These eyesores aren't going to take home any design awards for style. But I bet that physicists and other science types would love to have one in the office because they're created by extruding plastic with a super-sized magnet.