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Easy way to do an impromptu Chop Cup routine:

http://gizmodo.com/5895555/i-have-a-magn......ody-hack

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Not my cup of tea, but hey. . .
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Seems like that could cause some general problems in everyday life.
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Has he not heard of a PK ring!
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Hope he never needs an MRI.
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I want one of these so bad.
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That s crazy Smile
Not for me but what a fooler!
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I'm having one installed on June 20th. I was just thinking about possibilities when I found this thread.
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Imagine accidentally grabbing a very powerful neo magnet with this installed in your finger. Wouldn't be in there for long.
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To me this raises the question of how far will you go for your craft... I was tatooed for a card trick and plan on more... But I have altered my life to conceal it at all times and never just do that trick... I am planning another high visible one but have it nit known as a trick... I would say implants are not a level I am willing to go, instead I will keep my special wedding band...
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What happened to routining and practice?

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Routining and practice - yes still do a lit of that... In my case the tatoos are part if the off colored strange things I do... It is well blended.. I could see the implant as well in the strange dark magic, but like I said a little over the top for me....
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There are so many effects that can be done without alteration that I don't feel the need. I bet I will miss out on some interesting things, though. I'm far from a visionary.
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There was a younger kid posting years ago that wanted to get magnets implanted, he
pretty much got laughed off the board.
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I know a girl who had one placed in one of her fingertips. When I asked her why she had done it, she replied, "I liked the idea of being able to sense and feel magnetic waves... I have an actual sixth sense."

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That has to be one of the oddest articles I have read.
To each their own. A built in PK ring could have advantages. I have heard of magnetically mounted dentures.

If I ever did get a magnetic implant, I would want to make sure of a few concerns:

Will the magnet be strong enough to actually use for magic? Picking up a small paper clip doesn't really qualify.
Could it be mounted to avoid the magnet's flipping under the skin? That aspect sounds uncomfortable to me.
Will the magnet have a coating that will withstand being under my skin for decades, or will it break down and eventually poison me?
I work with my hands in the wood/metal shop. What of the possibility of breakage?
Will a stronger magnet set off the metal detectors at the airport? Atlanta's airport has no sense of humor of which I am aware.

It seems a bit more Borg-like than I prefer (see Star Trek's later series/movies). I do have a lot of dedication to my craft, but this could feasibly interfere with my other arts/crafts. I do not need a tool, paintbrush or another magnet to suddenly decide to make a connection, squashing my fingertip in the process.

Magnets are supposed to keep their fields for long periods of time - hundreds or even thousands of years. If this gentleman saw a reduction in magnetic force, I wonder if it was due to the build up of his calluses?
The idea of being able to feel magnetic fields does sound intriguing, though...
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My most recent former roommate has a magnet implant. I can provide some insight here -

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On Apr 13, 2018, malaki wrote:
Will the magnet be strong enough to actually use for magic? Picking up a small paper clip doesn't really qualify.


Probably not for most uses. It could pick up, say, a light strength magnet under a pile of card pieces, for example. You're not going to be able to do one strong enough to hold a knit ball through a cup, though, I don't think.

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Could it be mounted to avoid the magnet's flipping under the skin? That aspect sounds uncomfortable to me.


No, but I'm told you get used to it pretty quickly.

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Will the magnet have a coating that will withstand being under my skin for decades, or will it break down and eventually poison me?


They have to be replaced periodically. I believe only natural magnets are used, and they weaken over time. The aforementioned former roommate just had hers replaced about two weeks ago. When she originally got it, it could hold something the weight of say a quarter, before she got it replaced it could barely hold a beer cap.

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I work with my hands in the wood/metal shop. What of the possibility of breakage?


Guess it depends on how clumsy and/or inclined to smash your hands against thing you are? I'm guessing you're not going to break the magnet, though, considering it's sitting inside its own cushion of muscle.

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Will a stronger magnet set off the metal detectors at the airport? Atlanta's airport has no sense of humor of which I am aware.


No idea there.

It's my understanding that natural magnets do weaken over time, when they are not in contact with a larger magnetic piece. You can de-magnetize something with a hammer according to my 7th grade science teacher. The roommate has it in her forehead, between her eyes, so I don't think callouses really come into play with the weakening magnetic field.

I've heard that a couple magicians have magnets in their hands but I don't know if there's any truth to it. Personally, I doubt it's practical, but I have also considered it myself.
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I had a consolation with a tattoo artist about implanting a magnet for the purposes of magic, I ultimately decided against it. The main reason is I couldn't come up with any effect or effects I could do with an implant that I wasn't able to do without it, so I saw it as unnecessary.

To answer some of the questions posed (as explained to me):

There are few regulations on this procedure, so make sure you ask questions. The magnets are SUPPOSED to be covered in silicone to protect you from them wearing down and releasing toxins into your body. When they first came out, there were instances of the silicone breaking down and leaking. Due to the silicone and the skin, they are not strong enough to pick-up things other than very lightweight objects (hopefully a paperclip).

They will set off metal detectors which means you have to inform security you have an implant and they will have to wand you by hand at the airport.

Their biggest use is to detect live electric lines and are popular with electricians for that reason - when you put your hand next to an electric outlet, the magnet starts to vibrate (the sixth sense). My line of thinking was that would be the best use of it for a magic trick.

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If they are only using loadstone or ceramic, then they would be of very little use to a magician.
Unless he/she had an effect that, say, had a tray full of pendants. Have a magnet or electronic sensor under each, so that when one pendant is moved/selected, it would reverse the magnetic field or turn on/off the power to that sensor. With a wave of the hand, you would be able to tell the volunteer which item they had chosen. Could be a spooky effect for a mentalist...

A rare Earth magnet, on the other hand...
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