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Khopri
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Just read an interesting article about people imbedding rare earth magnets under their skin:

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,7......ss.index

This was started as body modification fun, but it instantly got me thinking about the possibilities of using this in the industry.

Thoughts?
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Sounds like the perfect way to do an impromptu chop cup routine with a paper or plastic cup! So... how dedicated are you to magic? Ready to sign up for the implant! Hah!
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Personally, I don't think its that big of a deal. If the magnet is good enough quality and not too obvious that you have something implanted, it makes perfect sense to use that as a tool. Might be useful for coin effects too.
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It will make going through the airport security a big hassle... but think of the fun you could have with an etch-a-sketch...
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Wouldnt that be fun the next time you walk by a somewhat heavy metal object. THat object jumps off the table and slams into your skin giving you the biggest smurf bite of your life. That would feel so good!
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Lool ! I bet it would !
but I think it could be worth it. it can't be that complicated
to implant a magnet under your skin. you could do PK effects naked Smile
I would definetly get one

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That is going too far for me.
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I find it beyond funny that Magicians would actually do this for an effect. I have a floating bridge I would like to sell somebody.
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Here's an article from Wired Magazine about somebody who had this done, but not for magical purposes.

http://tinyurl.com/mlmtx

Something caused it to shatter and he lost all the magnetism properties. Then, months later, he started to feel the magnetism again. Turns out the embedded magnet, being a magnet, reassembled itself.

Pretty interesting stuff.
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That sounds really good for you health. You have shattered magnets under your skin. Sign me up for this bright idea!
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This is such a stupid idea that its almost brilliant!

why don't some fat magicians lypo themselves then use the extra skin to make a natural toppit? or cut a slit under your thumb and make a REAL TT?

(i have been drinking..burrrp)
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If you stuck one in your face, would that make you "attractive" .. Smile ..
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Wow... this was actually news when it was first mentioned like 3 years ago... now some wired reporter decides to pick up the story and its news again???

Here is when it was first mentioned on the Café(i believe)... and it is even older than that!

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=14
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Yeah. I just noticed sanscan's post while browsing around the Café. Of course not before I posted this thread. (smacks head)
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Well Im still in medschool, but I am planning on specialiting in Plastic Surgery, so I could definatlly help you guys there. And in the mean time, why not fabricate a topit using your own love handles? LOL

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I actually think this is an interesting idea. We spend our lives working out the next killer move. Everything we do is to present something spectacular to an audience. I think, even though we won't admit it, the idea is at least "interesting." Having played with rare earth magnets for many years, I can say they're very strong but VERY brittle. Without a strong plastic encasing I'd not go for it.

...but just imagine the PK possibilities! Smile
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Great. Now I have to hear kids shout "He has a magnet in his hand!". Of course the surgery would be easier than hooking up a Raven.
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Rather than pay for expensive surgery, why not try to swallow an M5. Then you can do PK effects without a shirt on.
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On 2006-06-14 20:09, tbaer wrote:
Rather than pay for expensive surgery, why not try to swallow an M5. Then you can do PK effects without a shirt on.


I already tried that, but you have to swallow such a large magnet for two reasons. One you don't want to "pass" the thing.

Two. It has to be strong enough to make it through you stomach and skin.

It is hard to get that big of a magnet down.
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I believe they make giant capsule shaped magnets to get metal out of cows. You could swallow it before a show, and pass it the next morning. Who's first?
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