Friday, June 16, 2006

Boing Boing: Implanting a magnet in your fingertip adds a sixth sense

Boing Boing: Implanting a magnet in your fingertip adds a sixth sense

According to Huffman, the magnet works by moving very slightly, or with a noticeable oscillation, in response to EM fields. This stimulates the somatosensory receptors in the fingertip, the same nerves that are responsible for perceiving pressure, temperature and pain. Huffman and other recipients found they could locate electric stovetops and motors, and pick out live electrical cables. Appliance cords in the United States give off a 60-Hz field, a sensation with which Huffman has become intimately familiar. "It is a light, rapid buzz," he says.


Also, remind me never to follow a link to poetry.rotten.com ever again. It appears to be their extremely distasteful Faces of Death server which, while ghoulishly fascinating, is not exactly suitable for work.

2 comments:

grilly said...

shell asked me today: "can you remind me the bottle of champagne's in the freezer?"

i said: "yes. well, i'll try. i mean, my memory's no better than yours."

"right, forget it," she tersely responded. but now i don't think i ever will.

ironic really.

grilly said...

my other point was, she got frustrated at my admission that i might forget, but she was only asking me because she might forget. how annoying is that? like i've got some special way of remembering stuff that she hasn't (well, i have been reading mind hacks, so i suppose maybe i should).