Magnet Facts

Exciting facts about magnets and their uses in today's modern world, and throughout history.

  • Some vets use magnets to retrieve wire and metal from inside animals' stomachs
  • The compass was used hundreds of years ago by chinese sailors.
  • Studies show a house-fly’s life span can be doubled and a rat’s increased by 45% through the use of magnets.

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Famous Magnets

" Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night."

- Walt Whitman

" There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first... when you learn to live for others, they will live for you."

- Yogananda, Paramahansa


Magnets in the News

Magnets that target the moral compass center of the human brain can scramble our sense of right and wrong.
Hasty Switch for Space Magnet - Longer lasting part could make cosmic ray detector less sensitive.
Magents help keep blood flowing, aiding in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
Magentic soap could help in oil spill clean up.