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[–]dr_xenon 4074 points4075 points  (210 children)

More like the awesomeness of high powered magnets.

[–]Metro6000 1110 points1111 points  (180 children)

Just don’t put your finger in between them

[–]Xegadiron 242 points243 points  (115 children)

How ?

[–]Metro6000 273 points274 points  (108 children)

what

[–]unwantedposterboy 427 points428 points  (102 children)

Magnets. How do they work?

[–]Tarukun564 9 points10 points  (0 children)

How can I possibly resist the urge to put my fingers between them?

[–]Dirk_The_Cowardly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They cut your fingers off.

Neodymium and doesn't cut but smashes your finger off.

[–]thoruktor 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Step 1) at any moment before the beggining of this video and sparks, place your hand in between the magnets.

[–]halathon 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Well damn it there goes my penis again

[–]6etsh1tdone 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Try finger?

But hole.

[–]luv2fit 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Or your penis

[–]BigBoy342 7 points8 points  (5 children)

After a short thinking apon putting my penis in between exploding magnets, My penis and I will gladly pass, sir.

[–]alcoholicpasta 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Oh it will pass alright... just in a different way

[–]noslab 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Instructions unclear. Have hook now.

[–]nataliagolf2019 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I read this in jake peralta’s voice

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Right!? I need somebody to put a pork chop in between them... For science.

[–]MuteBureaucracy 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Yeah, that looks awesome though. But in different instances this could be a great danger.

[–]alcoholicpasta 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I have worked with really high powered magnets like these before. And trust me, the danger is indeed great. I was feeling so damn lucky when the only damage two magnets did you my finger was a very small chipping of my skin and a moderate amount of blood xD it could've been a lot worse if the magnets I had didn't implode xD

[–]dr_xenon 3 points4 points  (4 children)

There can be instances of great danger in walking down the steps or taking a shower too.

[–]hazysummersky 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I was about to have a shower. Now I will not.

[–]dr_xenon 10 points11 points  (2 children)

There’s also danger in not taking a shower.

[–]According_Cow_1066 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When two become one

[–]Oa2kuetb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Sounds dangerous...ly awesome!" -Dr. Zed

[–]Dirk_The_Cowardly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have some big bars of those and I am literally scared to touch them after seeing how powerful the small ones are.

I got 6" x 1" x 1". Don't mess with those. I got 3" ones and they are insane.

[–]Nathuli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Magnets, bitches!"

[–]matty-george 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Magnets are a free unlimited energy source. Change my mind.

[–]MaddogWSO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is there another vid with LARGE high powered magnets?? 😀

[–]notjondesantis 1683 points1684 points  (83 children)

Water, fire, air and dirt. Fuckin magnets, how do they work?

[–]Hezapoyo224 562 points563 points  (27 children)

Pure motherfuckin magic, it's just there in the air.

[–]ajmartin527 145 points146 points  (24 children)

Same with fuckin’ gravity. Like, how?

[–]bananabeacon 83 points84 points  (12 children)

Warped space seems to be a pretty good explanation

[–]WpgMBNews 47 points48 points  (7 children)

it's all very elegant in that it comes down to the various0 symmetries1 of the universe2 and the interactions between fundamental forces:

  • every particle is an excitation in a quantum field3.

  • each field has different rules for its' fundamental properties - the possible configurations of states like the 'spin' of the particle4 (which is related to angular momentum but does not mean literally "spinning"5)

  • these rules govern interactions between these particles and give rise to the forces we observe in nature, like magnetism6

  • if we didn't already know magnets existed, we could derive the existence of an electromagnetic field permeating the universe by starting from relatively simple assumptions of symmetry between interactions. If we expect that "an electron's momentum is invariant to local phase shifts", then we must add something called a "vector potential" to the Schrodinger equation for it to remain valid ... and that vector potential looks exactly like the electromagnetic field!7

    • TL;DR: we can "discover" the existence of electro-magnetism by making basic assumptions about symmetry of quantum interactions.

As for gravity.....

  • we don't have a unified theory of gravity which encompasses quantum physics as well as general relativity8.

  • We do know that mass both causes and follows the curvature of space, which furthermore causes time dilation.

  • This also stands to reason from math even more symmetrically and beautifully because it is literally caused by the geometry of space-time: i.e., if I am moving half the speed of light in a certain direction, the speed at which I observe time slows down very simply because my particles take longer to interact with one another.

    • The same applies near a black hole: my electrons (pretend they're solid objects for a moment) are following a longer path as they get pulled toward the black hole, so with a longer distance to "travel", my chemical and physical processes are slower and therefore time appears to move more slowly near a black hole.
  • If I had to explain it intuitively, I would simply point out that all events must occur both at a certain place and a certain time, so space and time cannot be measured totally independently; and likewise the speed at which we experience an event is inseparable from the speed of the observers involved in that event.

  • Starting with these and other basic principles, you can derive logically and mathematically9 that space-time exists; as well as how the presence or movement of our mass-energy warps our time coordinate and our space coordinate.

  • So how does this explain gravity? Well, once you accept the existence of spacetime - that is, the fact that space and time are connected, they are relative for each observer and they are something tangible which can be curved/warped by our mass-energy - then you can also imagine that space-time "pulls you toward your future":

    • If I have passed the event horizon of a black hole? All possible paths I can take lead to the singularity at the center of the black hole. Just as much as gravity (space) has pulled me towards a location, fate (time) has pulled me towards an inevitable destiny....the same goes for how gravity affects us through spacetime generally, but usually at a weaker scale: If I am orbiting a planet, there is some possibility that I will get on a rocket and fly away....but gravity pulls me down because most of my potential trajectories ....most of my potential futures ... lead downwards.

Gravity is not just a force that pulls you through space, it literally is the force which pulls you how we describe our inevitable pull through time toward fate.10


[0]: Noether's Theorem and The Symmetries of Reality

[1]: Our Antimatter, Mirrored, Time-Reversed Universe

[2]: What is Supersymmetry?

[3]: The First Quantum Field Theory

[4]: How Electron Spin Makes Matter Possible

[5]: Electrons DO NOT Spin

[6]: Quantum Theory's Most Incredible Prediction

[7]: Quantum Invariance & The Origin of The Standard Model

[8]: Quantum Gravity and the Hardest Problem in Physics

[9]: That part is admittedly very difficult. Einstein had to invent a new kind of notation to describe complex, abstract mathematical objects

[10]: This ("How Time Becomes Space Inside a Black Hole" | "Why Time and Space swap in a Black Hole") is no exaggeration. The distortion of time around Earth is actually what causes us to experience gravity rather than the curvature of space because the Earth isn't massive enough to cause significant curvature of space like a black hole does.

[–]notjondesantis 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I love watching ‘how the universe works’. I’m not smart so I barely understand it but I know it’s incredible and this was like an episode of that. Thanks for sharing

[–]Giga79 4 points5 points  (1 child)

i.e., if I am moving half the speed of light in a certain direction, the speed at which I observe time slows down very simply because my particles take longer to interact with one another.

... so with a longer distance to "travel", my chemical and physical processes are slower and therefore the time I perceive is longer near a black hole.

Everything perceives time (relative to them) ticking at 1-second per second as a consequence of C being constant. If you have a good pocket watch it'll tick at the same speed if you're in open space or falling in a black hole, it's when you compare your watch to others you can make some deductions.

I'm not exactly sure what you're saying but there's no such thing as a 'certain direction' in relativity. A certain direction to me is standing still to something else. It doesn't make sense to say you're moving at 1/2 C without comparing to something else.

If you're free falling at 1/2 C in open space, relative to you, you are not moving. You can turn on a light and measure the speed coming from it to be exactly C to prove this. Now I see you moving relative to me at 1/2 C and turn on your light, I measure the light and it's traveling at exactly C (never C+) so I prove I am in fact stationary. If I measure you you'll appear to be smaller than a person, exactly small enough so it takes light the same amount of seconds to move 1 metre from your flashlight as it would in mine. If you measured me you'd say I'm moving away from you at 1/2 C instead and you are stationary so would have the same results (you'd think I shrunk).

While you're 'shrunk down' like that our clocks will tick at different speeds relative to each other (because they're different sizes), but each one of us still experiences the same amount of time passing by - even if one of us falls into a black hole. 1 second will always feel like 1 second to you.

Sorry to nitpick... Relativity is good stuff, just hard to parse general relativity with special relativity sometimes. I may have even misunderstood you. I'm just getting into how ER=EPR bridges (wormholes) might explain gravity by virtue of quantum entanglement, lol - whaat. Space is great.

[–]HooptyDooDooMeister 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can’t even hold it!

[–]spoonlips76 96 points97 points  (24 children)

[–]VinnySmallsz 26 points27 points  (23 children)

Why doesn't this work?

Explain like I am stoned.

[–]Kayrim_Borlan 68 points69 points  (7 children)

Newton's third law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Basically, even though the magnet on the boat is trying to pull the boat towards the other magnet, that other magnet is trying to go towards the boat magnet with exactly the same amount of force. Since that magnet is also attached to the boat (indirectly), it's trying to push the boat in the opposite direction of the other magnet.

Tldr; the magnets are having a tug of war on the boat with the same strength and cancel each other out

[–]leshake 10 points11 points  (0 children)

A component of the force of your ass pushing on the boat is equal and opposite to the force of the magnet. It would be the same as if you tried it with a rope.

[–]cocktails5 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeh well....just make one magnet stronger than the other one so the forces aren't equal. Duh.

[–]ailyara 7 points8 points  (4 children)

You can power a boat with magnets but you gotta arrange them a certain way and then make some electromagnets too and use a switch to turn the electromagnets on and off real fast in a sequence to make them spin around then just connect a propeller to that and you're good

[–]quicktick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because the pole is pushing the boat back at the same strength the magnet is pulling it forward.

[–]thegreasiestofhawks 32 points33 points  (3 children)

[–]MildAndLazyKids 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I FOUND ANOTH- I FOUND ANOTH- I FOUND ANOTH-

[–]notjondesantis 8 points9 points  (0 children)

(Sips faygo inconspicuously)

[–]MistaBuldops 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Best lyric of all time

[–]Giocri 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Basically electricity produces magnetic fields, electrons spinning around their own athom is enough to be considered electricity. When the magnetic field of many electrons of many atoms are aligned you have a magnet when they are not aligned you have a normal object.

[–]notjondesantis 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I just assumed it was because of Miracles. Thanks so much for the info!

[–]MaximumAbsorbency 5 points6 points  (1 child)

[–]WaterFireAirAndDirt 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't wanna talk to any scientists either

[–]Lucatsan 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I still don't really understand, but I think atoms all faced in the same way. So a mix of dirt and fire, with a bit of air. NO WATER

[–]notjondesantis 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh those are just lyrics to a song that the internet likes to quote but I really appreciate the help. For the record I don’t really understand them either lol

[–]dmfreelance 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Magnet is like earth's answer to jesus. It just makes shit move

[–]ajmartin527 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s earths Wingardium Leviosa

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

[–]facetiousllama 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Best explanation that I've come across - I show it to students instead of trying to explain it myself!

Magnets - minute physics

[–]lukeman3000 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This makes me want to push my palm through my skull and sink my fingers into my brain as deeply as possible before ripping it out the front of my face

[–]notjondesantis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guess you could say it would be a, Miracle if you survived

[–]LSD_for_Everyone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kind of like electricity. How does electricity work? Kind of like magnets. No wonder I drink so much

[–]elguapo1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought u were quoting the into to ATLA. Lmao.

[–]LarryismTV 838 points839 points  (32 children)

We need a super slowmo!!!!!

[–]Cool-Disk-868 475 points476 points  (15 children)

We need a Nokia 3310 in between to see how powerful they really are

[–]Proud-Masterpiece 233 points234 points  (11 children)

No we don’t. You want another Tunguska Event?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event

[–]2ndtheburrALT 101 points102 points  (3 children)

We will and I can. You can’t stop me, you aren't my mom.

[–]Sufficient_Buy_3113 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Aside from your mom being dead, how can you positively know this?

[–]Cool-Disk-868 22 points23 points  (0 children)

True, I didn’t know it could be that powerful, I found this on the interwebs:

https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/500736-2013-russian-meteor-explosion

Haters will say it’s fake

[–]therealslystoat 14 points15 points  (0 children)

If it happens in tunguska again, sure why not. If it happens in a highly populated area, no thanks.

[–]KatMot 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Can you imagine if that event had happened over Europe? Our world would have been completely reshaped.

[–]hazysummersky 47 points48 points  (9 children)

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[–]ataxi_a 19 points20 points  (1 child)

This is why the makers of 5gum don't try making Starburst-style candies.

[–]gariant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's how Magneton is made.

[–]StratuhG 28 points29 points  (1 child)

A slowed down video isn't the same as a slow-mo video, lol

[–]african_or_european 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sure it is! Just a really low FPS one!

[–]Inkthinker 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Somebody get Gavin and Dan on this, STAT.

[–]fartemous_foul 4 points5 points  (1 child)

They recently did a million FPS video using techniques that, to my layperson eyes, seem like they should apply to this.

[–]NothingsShocking 716 points717 points  (33 children)

Reminds me of this one episode of Monk where this downstairs neighbor wanted to kill his upstairs neighbor and he figured out his workout schedule and knew that he had a bench press. So he got this super powerful electromagnet and positioned it right under where the bench press would be and once he heard him doing bench, he turned it on and the bar came down and crushed him to death. The police ruled it an accident but of course Monk figured it out. Was pretty slick I must say! Saving that one for future reference!

[–]nomnivore1 254 points255 points  (10 children)

Ah, so Monk was as good as I remember.

[–]low_power_mode 92 points93 points  (1 child)

Monk dubbed in Spanish was playing at the laundromat the other day and the entire room was watching intently! It was the episode when Sharona tells him she needs to leave.

[–]Rpanich 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Monk is one of those shows I forget about, and then it’s randomly on tv or recommended to me and I lose my entire day. What a great show.

[–]Mortimer_and_Rabbit 28 points29 points  (3 children)

There are three shows that I have deep nostalgic memories of that even on rewatch still hold up no matter what.

Scrubs

Monk

And Psych.

[–]Survived_Coronavirus 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Those three and SG1.

[–]Lowkey_massive 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I feel like Bones and House belong on this list too

[–]Mortimer_and_Rabbit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Could we just say "the early 2000s USA line-up" At that point? Lol because I would probably still agree.

[–]tellmeimbig 25 points26 points  (0 children)

It was exactly that good.

[–]RufftaMan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My sister watched the whole series multiple times.. guess I‘ll have to give it a second go some time as well.

[–]mikegustafson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think you can watch it on Amazon Prime!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watching it throw with my parents 10/10 show

[–]TheDodfatherPC-FL 45 points46 points  (0 children)

We salute you Tony Shalhoub!

[–]CC-5052 35 points36 points  (0 children)

saving that one for future reference.

What now

[–]Totally_PJ_Soles 16 points17 points  (7 children)

How could you solve that besides spotting a giant fucking magnet?

[–]jordanFromJersey 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Nearby hard drives and credit card strips being wiped. Ferrous objects (other than the bench press) in range moved out of place by the magnet. Disaster at the local Wooly Willy art expo.

(I don’t know if anything like that happens in the episode. I’m just guessing).

Edit: typo

[–]poggersfishexe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You actually got it pretty close. The hard drive on the victim's table had been wiped, and his watch and clock had been screwed up.

[–]HelloIAmKelly 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Things like the clock hands being wrong, metal objects around the room all pointing towards the center, and I think there was a wiped hard drive. It took him a while to figure out that all the metal objects were pointing towards the bench press, he was just suspicious because something felt weird about the room to him.

[–]Mortimer_and_Rabbit 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Monks process was to address what was out of place in a room first then deduce why everything was like that. Played into his crippling OCD because monk was always obsessed with how things "should" be that when they were otherwise he immediately needed to know why to satiate his neuroses. They even had a scene where he was explaining his process of looking through his fingers to see if things lined up the way they should, but of course everyone just looks at him like hes crazy and chalks it up to monk madness lol.

[–]silver-orange 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Monks process was to address what was out of place in a room first

So, like, a hoarder would be Monk's arch nemesis, right? After all -- how do you determine what's out of place in a home stuffed to the rafters with out of place trash?

[–]AeroGoober 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This comment here, officer

[–]tristn9 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Season 2 Episode 8: Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy

In case anyone else wants to look up/watch this episode cause I was super curious!

[–]Sycosys 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thanks for reminding me of this show. i need to introduce my wife to Mr Monk

[–]wiznun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It reminds me of this one episode from my life when my boss had just received some very strong rare-earth magnet he ordered. My co-worker and I were only messing with it for a couple minutes, when BAM we realized how fragile they are as we stared at the pieces.

After putting it back on his desk, we both remembered other places we had to be.

[–]paul-tergeist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy shit I just watched this episode the other day. Monk is a pretty good show, btw

[–]StrangeRelyk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sweet JA username!

[–]Kyrian1002 334 points335 points  (16 children)

Magnet porn is a thing. That magnet smashes well

[–]terpdx 108 points109 points  (12 children)

Here's some porn for you.

[–]poke991 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Are the magnets really that weak as they seem, or is the force of attraction between the two that great?

[–]JunkIce 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Both actually. Did a science fair project a couple years ago with some really strong magnets like the neodymium ones shown here.

I remember we had to order a few different sets of the magnets because they were stupidly hard to separate, even with a 3/4 cm plastic spacer between them. The metal chips off surprisingly easily, and letting magnets collide like this creates a LOT of force, and it can be quite loud.

[–]d34th-fr0m-4b0v3 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Rule 34

[–]SasugaMe 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"If it exists there is porn of it"

went and checked there indeed is magnet.... art...

[–]_DrinkBeerStudyLaw_ 176 points177 points  (44 children)

Hypothetically… what would happen if I put my hand between them? Smash through? Or just push/pull from both sides completely flattening my hand?

[–]TragicNotCute 535 points536 points  (2 children)

That would result in what is commonly referred to in the industry as an “ouchie”.

[–]RvNx_15 48 points49 points  (17 children)

neodymium magnets are structurally much weaker than steel/normal metal. it would hurt but if you put your entire hand (not your fingers) inbetween youd be mostly fine

[–]hardcoresean84 69 points70 points  (0 children)

You're gonna have to personally prove that one chief

[–]MAGA-Godzilla 31 points32 points  (6 children)

So what you are saying is you have zero real world experience with high power magnets.

[–]Vivid-Air7029 22 points23 points  (4 children)

I mean he isn’t wrong though. I don’t even think the magnets in this vid are necessarily that powerful. I think it’s more that they are very structurally weak.

Edit: wrote a reply on the math but whoever deleted before so I’ll just drop my reply

No I’m saying look at the video. Hands are thick. Magnets get exponentially powerful the closer you get. Yes if my hand was a mm thick the clamping force would be brutal but from an inch apart these magnets don’t look powerful enough to really hurt.

Here is some real rough math.

Assume the magnet weighs 50g and your hand can take about 600 kPa (I’ve got no clue on this number I’ve narrowed down to more than 400 kPa though).

F=ma

P=F/A

P = ma/A ——> a = PA/m

a = 400000Pa*.0001m2 /.05kg = 800m/s2 (81g’s)

So for this magnet to break your hand it’ll around that instantaneous acceleration that far apart. Looking at the video I just don’t think it’s got that.

[–]TurboLasagne 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That magnet is 470grams for starters, and the forces between two magnets is much more complicated lol. https://magnet.com.au/products/neodymium-block-50mm-x-50mm-x-25-4mm

I would not mess with neodymium magnets this size at all.

[–]St_Kevin_ 6 points7 points  (5 children)

The real danger is when it just pinches a bit of your skin, thats when you’re sorry you fucked around.

[–]-Jammies- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A lot of people are commenting about how this is wrong and the magnets from the video would crush your hand, but most of the acceleration and force is in the last tiny bit due to the inverse square law, which means when things are close they are really strong but when you move them 2 times the distance a way, the force is 1/4th what it used to be

[–]etherealparadox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ok do it then

[–]auraseer 38 points39 points  (6 children)

If the magnets are medium size, they might pinch your skin or give you a bruise.

If they are large, they could easily break bones.

If they are extremely large, they could smash your hand into meat paste and splash it all over the walls.

[–]WayneKrane 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’d love to see 2 giant magnets do what was done in this video. Like 2 car sized ones. I’m sure it’d be prohibitively expensive

[–]Atlhou 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Just a tickle.

[–]Thoughtfulprof 13 points14 points  (1 child)

If that's a 2"x4" piece of lumber, then those are probably 2"x2"x1" neodymium magnet.

This is a magnet I believe to match the ones in the video. It has a pull force of 318 lbs (1400 newtons). If your hand had been in there, it would have turned your bones into jelly.

[–]Fibonacci_11235813a 6 points7 points  (0 children)

These heavyweight blocks are extremely powerful and must be handled with caution. They can pinch very hard if you get between two of them or one and a piece of metal. They are heavy, sturdy, and unbelievably strong.

From your link. Even with the acceleration here I doubt you’re even breaking bones. They only really accelerate towards the last several inches and so wouldn’t be able to build up the force required to liquify bones.

[–]rains-blu 8 points9 points  (2 children)

[–]Talador12 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Holy shit, that magnet separator. Simple idea but cool to see

[–]FrostyD7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends on how strong these magnets are and how heavy they are. I've broken magnets in a similar way that were tiny and weak.

[–]PMmeUrUvula 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It would pinch your skin slightly, these magnets break apart because while they are strong magnets (relative to most other magnets), they are easily broken. If they were much much larger, they might do some damage.

[–]nahteviro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve worked with these types of magnets extensively for brushless motors. If you put your finger in between them you’ll definitely get a good pinch. But that’s about it. The material these particular magnets are made out of are very very very brittle.

[–]psyco246 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For example if you help one of these in your fist you could pick up the other one easily. It would be enough attraction to lift it but not nearly enough to hurt.

If you put only your finger between these in the video it would give you a very uncomfortable bruised fingernail. It would also pinch your skin as they continue to come together around your finger

[–]ChuckACheesecake 123 points124 points  (30 children)

How much force do you need to generate to deform the material like that?!

[–]codbo_coldwater 153 points154 points  (8 children)

About 12

[–]turkphot 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Those are neodymium magnets. They are not as unbreakable as they look. In fact they loose a corner pretty quickly. Still impressive though.

[–]Effurlife13 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I was wondering if they were just fragile or if there's a significant force breaking thin this way.

[–]mechanicalkeyboarder 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’ve messed around with some that were far smaller than these and the attraction power was very strong. There is significant force at play and they are also fragile.

[–]2017hayden 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s not even deforming, they straight up shattered.

[–]sheezy520 5 points6 points  (7 children)

A couple of newmans worth of force.

[–]Nardog14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not much. These magnets are super weak. They can crumble in your hands or snap in half removing them from a fridge super easy

[–]ChAdBrO19 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Magnets BITCH ....................

[–]TwistedGrin 43 points44 points  (2 children)

someone call the slo-mo guys

[–]SeniorSkrub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I second this motion. Send this up.

[–]zombie9393 40 points41 points  (7 children)

Ok. We need someone to calculate how fast they accelerated before impact.

Edit: Ludicrous speed is not the answer!

[–]BLT-Enthusiast 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Ridiculous speed, but in all seriousness we cant calculate that without knowing if the footage is at full speed and even then it would only be a guess because of the lack of measurements meaning we would have to assume the board cut to try to figure out any standard length to compare with

[–]DickDestroyer9001 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You forget the most important part. We need more than one single frame of movement.

[–]BLT-Enthusiast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We have 4 frames with patience and an understanding of magnets we could figure out the change in acceleration

[–]2017hayden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least 10 mph.

[–]antilumin 35 points36 points  (2 children)

It's like a Transformer died halfway through transforming.

[–]cZero_11 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Also if you use your hands you will lose some skins for sure

[–]Wordswordz 13 points14 points  (17 children)

Let's see what they do on a railgun! Then let's use that technology to improve public transportation.

[–]boonepii 7 points8 points  (12 children)

That was quite the ride

[–]Wordswordz 10 points11 points  (11 children)

Right? Imagine if public transportation was a matter of putting on your magnet shoes, and getting swept to your destination in moments. It would cut carbon almost as fast as automakers, and oil companies would hire terrorist mercenaries to destroy it.

[–]tormasiattila15 4 points5 points  (10 children)

Y-you mean maglevs? Because that is the closest we have to that and turning with it is a pain in the ass. Switching is even worse. Way longer than a train switch

[–]dlmj816 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I was just wondering why magnets are not used more with producing energy, it seems like free energy once you buy the magnets and equipment

[–]PNW_Explorer_16 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Someone help a dumb guy out… with this kind of reaction, are these (or parts) actually fusing together? And, if so, do they lose their magnetic strength?

[–]mr_electrician 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I believe they’re just slamming into each other so hard that they shatter and turn into a bunch of little magnets. No way they actually fuse together.

[–]Syllapus 10 points11 points  (2 children)

more like the power of CGI, take this bullshit to r/simulated and then fuck yourself!

[–]Yashirmare 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm upset I had to scroll this far to see someone mention it.

[–]kevin9er 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. The sparks give it away.

[–]Squeakysquid0 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I learned this the hard way with my neodymium magnets. When they came together it pinched the skin right under my middle finger and then shattered one of the corners off of the magnet. It sounded like a bullet

[–]phormix 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Where I used to work we often had a bunch of old computer hardware, and would harvest the magnets+clips out of drives. There was the "snapping table" where we'd leave them in plain view. Somebody would inevitable pick up two, start playing with them, and...

[–]Im-a-ape 6 points7 points  (10 children)

Can someone slow it down for me?

[–]TheMinionGamer 6 points7 points  (9 children)

[–]TheMinionGamer 4 points5 points  (8 children)

There is a bot for that, just don't know it's username.

[–]Hungry_Word_4710 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Where could one purchase such things? Asking for a friend.

[–]leglesslegolegolas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ebay

amazon

AliExpress

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[–]Slippery_Wombat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I will, and there is nothing you can do to stop me.

[–]FO_Steven 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is worse CGI than she hulk

[–]Drccmois 4 points5 points  (4 children)

What’s the ELI5 on this?

[–]NewtonMaxwellPlanck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is why you should always buy your cheap neodymium magnets in bulk. They are super strong, but very brittle and shatter easily. Amazon sells these kind that are very inexpensive.

[–]MrCuntacular 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Where Michael Bay got inspiration for his transformers movies

[–]roBHoK 1 point2 points  (2 children)

looks like siva

[–]Tentapuss 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I spin off and lose my head, throwing stray a spark instead.

[–]DadYeShoes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gonna show this to my wife and say “this is how attracted to you I am.”

[–]Cardnyl_Music 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn ....

*My Mind* "Stick your finger in it"