New Super Magnet Weighs More Than 15 Tons

When I saw this story I was reminded of a conversation I had with a guy in my chemistry class in high school. He had some trouble with the girls and couldn’t figure out why he kept striking out. He was a nice fellow but really a little out there, a bit of a wingnut. I suspect that if he could cranked his behavior back a notch he would not have had any trouble getting a date.

Anyway at that time he had one major ambition in life and that was to be an inventor like Thomas Edison. He came up with all sorts of ideas for inventions but the one that this story reminded me of was what he called the “Clothing Magnet.”

The idea was that you could aim it at a person you thought was attractive, turn it on and voila, they would be naked. I haven’t seen him since 1986 but I suspect that he never gave up the idea. I also suspect that had he been successful I would have already heard about such a device.

As a sidenote to this story his favorite movie was Real Genius followed by the Star Wars series which really got his attention because he thought that using “The Force” would be even better than the magnet but harder to come by.

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  1. Jack's Shack July 31, 2005 at 6:02 am

    The remote control zipper will be revolutionary.

  2. elf's DH July 31, 2005 at 6:00 am

    He probably gave up in favor of the remote control zipper, currently in active development. 🙂

  3. Jack's Shack July 30, 2005 at 5:32 am

    There are few things more irritating then finding out that you remember something as being much better than it actually is.

  4. Paul July 30, 2005 at 5:29 am

    I loved Real Genius until I saw it again recently — it wasn’t nearly as funny as I remember.

  5. Air Time July 29, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    I think they invented the Internet to help your friend out.

  6. Jack's Shack July 29, 2005 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Neil,

    The back of the comic books are where you find the coolest stuff.

  7. Neil July 29, 2005 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds like a crazy idea. Why wouldn’t someone just use the X-ray glasses you can buy from a comic book?

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