17 Cool Magnet Tricks

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has quite a few neat things you can do with magnets. Some are really artful, some are great for teaching purposes, and here's one I'll definitely use sometime:
Find studs in your walls

Move a magnet over the wall until it finds a screw or nail head under the paint. You don't even need to mark the wall-- you can just leave the magnet there until you've drilled your holes.


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I sent my friend a link to the Super Magnet Man - he ordered a handful of the little tiny ones like the ones in the photo, and is using them to hang the pictures on his walls.
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If memory serves, in the movie "The Big Easy" Dennis Quaid's character, Detective McSwain, throws a powerful magnet through a shop window. When the magnet is checked into the evidence room, the friendly evidence clerk places the magnet next to a surveillance tape that show's McSwain taking a bribe. Both the evidence and the case against him is thus destroyed.
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