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Do magnets hurt innocent children? Thomas Edison knows the answer!

From Boing Boing comes an excellent story about Thomas Edison. He wanted to see what heavy magnetism would do to the human brain, so found a boy who was willing to stick his head between two magnetic poles. Luckily, the boy was unharmed. In fact, he had this to say:

“The experiment is bully. I am all right in the magnet. I like to be here for I do not have to work while the experiment is going on and I can take a nap occasionally. But don’t tell Mr. Edison. I hope he will keep me here for a long time.”

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