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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:01 PM

Most keys are made of brass

Brass is a non-ferrous metal and as such will not "stick" to a magnet. It's sweat and surface tension if anything.
But goddammit why can't the news media just make that point and put this issue to bed.

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Reply Most keys are made of brass (Original post)
dclarston13 Jun 2021 OP
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #1
Mosby Jun 2021 #10
lagomorph777 Jun 2021 #11
doc03 Jun 2021 #15
Mosby Jun 2021 #17
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #22
pwb Jun 2021 #2
captain queeg Jun 2021 #3
Blue Dawn Jun 2021 #4
Salviati Jun 2021 #6
lagomorph777 Jun 2021 #12
captain queeg Jun 2021 #29
getagrip_already Jun 2021 #5
dclarston13 Jun 2021 #23
getagrip_already Jun 2021 #30
RockRaven Jun 2021 #7
Turbineguy Jun 2021 #8
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #9
lagomorph777 Jun 2021 #13
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #18
lagomorph777 Jun 2021 #19
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #20
area51 Jun 2021 #32
lagomorph777 Jun 2021 #33
Xoan Jun 2021 #14
doc03 Jun 2021 #16
dclarston13 Jun 2021 #24
TheFarseer Jun 2021 #21
NNadir Jun 2021 #25
dclarston13 Jun 2021 #26
NNadir Jun 2021 #27
dclarston13 Jun 2021 #28
Norbert Jun 2021 #31

Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:05 PM

1. Neither would stainless steel or silver flatware

Fking idiots.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:23 PM

11. Most stainless is not very magnetic (though some is).

Silver is most definitely non-magnetic.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:51 PM

15. I have a couple SS Ruger revolvers and knives that are

magnetic but a ring and neckless that are not. Depends on the alloy. But I haven't seen any keys made from SS.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:20 PM

22. Yes it is


Depending upon the alloy, but it's not going to stick.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:08 PM

2. Someone thought of it so it is National news.

A thought, a question, someone said, makes news now. News for dummies.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:23 PM

3. But...what about Magneto?

That always bothers me that he can generally control all metals.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:34 PM

4. LOL! Yes!

This bothers me, too. I guess I am a stickler for accurate details!.....LOL

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:40 PM

6. If his powers are more broadly electromagnetic...

He could be inducing currents in those non-ferrous metals to allow them to interact magnetically. If you take a really strong magnet (like a rare earth magnet)and move it close to a large chunk of copper, and then move it away, you'll feel a magnetic interaction between the magnet and the induced magnetic field from the copper.

But inducing a magnetic field like that requires a changing magnetic field (which you would produce by moving the rare earth magnet). If you just set the rare earth magnet on top of the copper block, the magnetic field of the copper would go away, as the induced currents in the magnet die out.

So, if Magneto has the power to create magnetic fields, and vary them in time, then it's actually somewhat plausible that he could use those powers to control even non-ferrous metal, insofar as any mutant power is plausible.

This vaccine nonsense, however, is just utter lunacy.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:24 PM

12. Due to the eddy currents, an AC magnetic field actually repels non-ferrous metals.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:11 PM

29. Isn't there something about moving perpendicular to the field or current or something?

Thatís how generators work. If I thought about it a bit I could remember, but too much work for me these days.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:37 PM

5. ughh, science hurts....

The fact that most keys are brass is irrelevant. You could cut a key out of any metal, even iron.

BUT.....

The science is not there to support the human body being able to generate a magnetic field strong enough attract anything of any mass. It just isn't possible given the makeup of our bodies, even though we do have iron in our blood.

Look, if it were an issue we would be literally torn apart by a MRI scan. Ever see what happens to metal near an MRI? Same thing would happen to us.

It's a bullshit claim without any basis in reality. THAT is what the news should report.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:41 PM

23. The FACT that the vast majority of keys are not magnetic is exactly the point

It is what makes their so called theory fall apart.

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Response to dclarston13 (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:33 AM

30. not so much....

All they need to do is find one steel key and hold it up with a magnet.

"See? It works, so my claims must be true since yours isn't!"

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:07 PM

7. I remember crappy TV freakshows in the 80s/90s having supposedly magnetic people...

They were often Russian or Indian or Southeast Asian, and would make cheap silverware stick to their skin. Sometimes there would be a whole family, and they'd pretend it was heritable. Sometimes there would be a quasi-religious/spiritual aspect to the story.

It was dumb back then too.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:12 PM

8. Yes, but this vaccine creates a special type of magnetic field

It alters the laws of physics.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:18 PM

9. Also, Nickel/Copper

Nickel is slightly magnetic, but when alloyed with copper, not so much.
Lots of keys are made with that alloy, but it's typically around 25% nickel.
So, unless it's a VERY strong magnet, keys won't stick. For instance, my nickel based ignition key shows no noticeable attraction to guitar pickups.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:26 PM

13. Keep your keys away from the guitar!

You'll scratch the finish!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:02 PM

18. Come On, Lag!

Have you seen those distress models?
Apparently, a guitar ain't a guitar unless it's beaten to hell.
Maybe my stuff NEEDS some scratches.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:34 PM

19. People pay a lot of extra $$ for the scratch and dent models.

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Now, how can I sell used cars that way...?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:12 PM

20. "That Rust & Broken Bumper Makes It Better!"

Yeah, that'll do it!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:50 AM

32. When I saw the title "Don't touch", I thought of this:


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Response to area51 (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:59 AM

33. LOL!

What an idiot.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:33 PM

14. Most trumpers are made of shit.

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Response to Xoan (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:53 PM

16. That's a good one

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Response to Xoan (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:42 PM

24. Yep also non-magnetic unless there is

al ot of Iron in your diet.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:29 PM

21. Like, 50% of people are vaccinated

Isnít this easily disproved? Am I just not getting something? People are not running around dodging knives, and wrenches!?

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:46 PM

25. I have no idea about what this is. n/t.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:07 PM

26. There are news stories today being pushed

Saying that people think the COVID vaccines make people magnetic. They have tried to prove this point by sticking a key to their body. Well most keys will not stick any magnet no matter how strong as they are made from a non magnetic material. So their theory and demonstration to prove this theory is BS and the media is not smart enough to just tell people the scientific facts of the matter. I am a degreed and licensed Engineer and it drives me nuts (and that's a short trip anyway) that basic scientific facts are not presented when these types of goofy statements are made.

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Response to dclarston13 (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:12 PM

27. Oh. Thanks, but I'm kind of sorry to know that this is major news. Weird times.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:38 PM

28. Me too

We have entered the Idiocracy Zone.

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Response to dclarston13 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:41 AM

31. I have a couple of aluminum keys which also presents a problem with magnetics

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