** Reply to message from djlarue <djlarue@...
> on Mon, 03 Jul
2006 18:44:31 +0000
> --- In email@example.com, lisaware@... wrote:
> > How cool is that! I want one!
> > http://www.boingboing.net/2006/06/07/implanting_a_magnet_.html
> Wow, that's extreme! But why not epoxy RE magnetic discs to the back of
> the fingernails( at the cuticle ) instead. Probably get something close
> to the sense of the implant technique without all the surgery.
> There might even be a market for fake fingernails made of RE magnets.
> There's already an industry around the 'health' benefits of magnets.
> It's got to be healthy having some on your finger. ;-) But I wouldn't
> recommend these on the thumbs unless the relative polarities have been
> reversed. Otherwise, ten finger typists might have their thumbs
> 'finding' each other on the spacebar and QWERTY slows us down enough
> as it is. ;-)
> Definately an interesting way to add a new sense. Thanks for the link.
You could superglue a tiny magnet to your fingertip to try it out.
Take it off with a little acetone if you got tired of it.
BTW it may be just as well that we didn't have a meeting tonight. I
drove by there about 6:45, and the traffic was backed up onto the
freeway. Pirates of the Carribean 2 I presume...