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(NPR)   Farking magnets: How do they work? Well, first your precious snowflake swallows them, then you sue so no one can have Buckyballs any more   (npr.org) divider line
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2012-07-25 9:05:51 PM  
Farking magnets: How do they work?


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Reasonably well in the hands of meth dealers.
 
2012-07-25 9:36:59 PM  
Dammit, between those and the Curiously Strong Magnets, it was a farking miracle that I ever got anything accomplished at work. Though I never swallowed any, I did notice that after a while the chrome covering would tend to flake off and stick to my hands. And then I would always have to rub my eyes. Glad I never got any of those flakes in my eyes, cause that would have SUCKED.
 
2012-07-25 9:40:34 PM  
Wow, wait until these litigious morons find out what lurking in the heart of every hard drive.
 
2012-07-25 9:43:04 PM  
How are people going to be able to make my Buckyball Cream Pie now?

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I hate the living, I wish they would die already.
 
2012-07-25 10:09:34 PM  
Since 2009, CPSC staff has learned of more than two dozen ingestion incidents, with at least one dozen involving Buckyballs


12 kids over 4 years? That's not even Darwin in action. That's worse odds than the lottery. Totally a non-issue.
 
2012-07-25 10:22:56 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Farking magnets: How do they work?


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Reasonably well in the hands of meth dealers.


I love the attention to detail on this show...all this is taking place in 2009 (because there's no gap in time between seasons, so everything on the show has happened in the space of a few months), so the computer they had to test if the magnets would erase a hard drive is running Windows Vista.

/quite possibly the most horrifying sight ever on that show
 
2012-07-25 11:25:13 PM  
little kids swallow ball bearings? That's sad, but keep them away from your kids. 12 year old almost dies after swallowing four while pretending to have a tongue piercing? Consider that a life lesson learned.
 
2012-07-25 11:34:10 PM  
And a decree shall go out across the land...

HENCEFORTH, ALL OBJECTS MAGICALLY ENDOWED WITH THE POWER TO ATTRACT OBJECTS SHALL BE MADE NO SMALLER THAN A CANTELOUPE

/and clearly labeled, in bold, legible text, in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian and French: DO NOT EAT! THIS IS A FARKING MAGNET!
 
2012-07-26 1:45:21 AM  
Well, F*ck. There goes my gift idea for my nephews for x-mas.
 
2012-07-26 1:52:06 AM  
"What ever happened to natural selection? Survival of the fittest? The kid who swallows too many marbles doesn't grow up to have kids of his own. Simple stuff. Nature knows best!"

-George Carlin
 
2012-07-26 3:29:48 AM  
*shakes head*

How about supervising your kids and making sure you don't give the kids anything not meant for them? Na... that's too much like work!
 
2012-07-26 4:21:09 AM  
YEAH BIATCH! MAGNETS! OH!
 
2012-07-26 4:23:00 AM  
My jimmies are pretty rustled over this. Damned Consumer Agency.
 
2012-07-26 4:24:07 AM  
These parents are obviously not aware that magnets help circulation and the flow of xi.

Also, when attached to the feet, they provide immortality.
 
2012-07-26 4:26:51 AM  
Fuq!

Save us from saving us from ourselves.
 
2012-07-26 4:28:08 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: flow of xi.


AUUUGH!

HOW CAN YOU TYPE THAT!?
 
zez
2012-07-26 4:28:56 AM  
My kids (ages 4 & 8) have been playing with these for years. Wanna know how they survived?


I TAUGHT MY KIDS THAT METAL BALLS AREN'T FOOD, SO DON'T STICK THEM IN YOUR GAWDAWM MOUTH!!!!!!
 
2012-07-26 4:30:07 AM  
farking retarded-ass kids. Always ruining things for the rest of us
 
2012-07-26 4:31:11 AM  

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: flow of xi.

AUUUGH!

HOW CAN YOU TYPE THAT!?


Ancient Chinese secret.
 
2012-07-26 4:33:40 AM  
Can't have Buckyballs any more?

/I blame the Tea Party
 
2012-07-26 4:34:43 AM  

zez: I TAUGHT MY KIDS THAT METAL BALLS AREN'T FOOD, SO DON'T STICK THEM IN YOUR GAWDAWM MOUTH!!!!!!


sometimes you can't teach away nature.

But yeah, banning magnets because some idiot left them unsupervised is idiotic.
 
2012-07-26 4:35:24 AM  
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Alas, Bucky has no balls anymore
 
2012-07-26 4:36:21 AM  
Just further proof that Americans are the dumbest people on the planet.
 
2012-07-26 4:38:28 AM  
Mandatory:

Link
 
2012-07-26 4:39:16 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: flow of xi.

AUUUGH!

HOW CAN YOU TYPE THAT!?

Ancient Chinese secret.


It physically pains me to see that word in romanized chinese.
 
2012-07-26 4:40:45 AM  

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: flow of xi.

AUUUGH!

HOW CAN YOU TYPE THAT!?

Ancient Chinese secret.

It physically pains me to see that word in romanized chinese.


I'll qit doing it.
 
2012-07-26 4:47:04 AM  

zez: My kids (ages 4 & 8) have been playing with these for years. Wanna know how they survived?


I TAUGHT MY KIDS THAT METAL BALLS AREN'T FOOD, SO DON'T STICK THEM IN YOUR GAWDAWM MOUTH!!!!!!


yeah. Im sure they never stick ANYTHING in their mouths that you wouldnt approve of. Especially at age 4.
 
2012-07-26 4:54:09 AM  
Mentat : little kids swallow ball bearings? That's sad, but keep them away from your kids. 12 year old almost dies after swallowing four while pretending to have a tongue piercing? Consider that a life lesson learned.

IIRC, buckyballs are labeled 13+

This whole thing is just stupid and is a classic case of "for the children"

// my redlit headline was "Sale of buckyball magnets banned by the feds because they're too delicious"

// Edmunds and KJ Magnetics still have neodymium sphere magnets.
 
2012-07-26 4:54:28 AM  
Well there goes my idea for chocolate scented magnets.
 
2012-07-26 4:55:10 AM  

I sound fat: zez: My kids (ages 4 & 8) have been playing with these for years. Wanna know how they survived?


I TAUGHT MY KIDS THAT METAL BALLS AREN'T FOOD, SO DON'T STICK THEM IN YOUR GAWDAWM MOUTH!!!!!!

yeah. Im sure they never stick ANYTHING in their mouths that you wouldnt approve of. Especially at age 4.


That's what a pedophile counts on.
 
2012-07-26 4:55:20 AM  

doglover: Since 2009, CPSC staff has learned of more than two dozen ingestion incidents, with at least one dozen involving Buckyballs

12 kids over 4 years? That's not even Darwin in action. That's worse odds than the lottery. Totally a non-issue.


Well what are we blaming here? The fact that it's a MAGNET? Are you gonna ban magnets??

OK let's assume they're correct and half the reported incidents are Buckyballs. Well that's because Buckyballs IS THE POPULAR BRAND. If you tell BB specifically they can't sell their product, all it means is that vendors will find a no-name Chinese supplier (there are no-name BB-type magnet suppliers, probably made in the same factory).

So unless you're gonna say "it's illegal to sell magnets under a certain size, more than 'X' per package", then you haven't done anything except dick with one mfg. Job Creator.
 
2012-07-26 5:04:27 AM  

I sound fat: yeah. Im sure they never stick ANYTHING in their mouths that you wouldnt approve of. Especially at age 4.


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2012-07-26 5:04:51 AM  

AssAsInAssassin: Mandatory:

Link


Good, good, now I don't have to find it and post it.
 
2012-07-26 5:11:13 AM  
Yes, let's try to ban the completely safe (if you have an IQ over room temperature) brand of magnets and leave the lead-ridden Chinese knockoffs alone. That makes perfect sense.

/Of course, the dipshiat in TFA who's blaming Obama is just as stupid as the dipshiats he's railing against.
//It's dipshiats all the way down.
 
2012-07-26 5:11:17 AM  

jake_lex: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Farking magnets: How do they work?


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Reasonably well in the hands of meth dealers.

I love the attention to detail on this show...all this is taking place in 2009 (because there's no gap in time between seasons, so everything on the show has happened in the space of a few months), so the computer they had to test if the magnets would erase a hard drive is running Windows Vista.

/quite possibly the most horrifying sight ever on that show



Except the part where it would be impossible for them to have pulled this off
 
2012-07-26 5:12:28 AM  
Now that I learned that I can't have any, I suddenly want some.
 
2012-07-26 5:19:08 AM  
What a load of horseshiat. So what if some stupid parents don't properly supervise their children and they end up all farked up from eating some magnets? It's their farking fault, not BB. Their parenting skills are bad and they should feel bad.
 
2012-07-26 5:22:39 AM  

pippi longstocking: Just further proof that Americans are the dumbest people on the planet.


No... We just don't live under the illusion that everyone is above average.

You may want to sit down for this, but 50% of the human population has an IQ below 100.
 
2012-07-26 5:33:34 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Well there goes my idea for chocolate scented magnets.


CSB: My ex-wife was at a project at a major pharma firm (Who will remain nameless) to make gummy Tylen...er... trademarked Acetominaphin.

They purchased a ton of candy-making equipment, and took the project all of the way through commercial development before it was cancelled.

For those of you at home thinking "heck, children's tylen...er...Acetominaphin in gummy bear form? BRILLIANT!", just remember, if a child manages to eat an entire bottle's worth they will need a liver transplant to survive.

Yes, one of *the* most dangerous things in the medicine cabinet, and they wanted them to taste and look just like candy.

/Facepalm
 
2012-07-26 5:33:57 AM  
Nobody else in this entire galaxy has ever bothered to make edible ball-bearings. Genius!

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That episode takes place during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012. The Doctor always saw this coming. Or has seen it happening. Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly ...
 
2012-07-26 5:40:22 AM  
at least they weren't OxyContin 20's I don't know of ANYONE with that kind of opiate tolerance
 
2012-07-26 6:08:15 AM  
Good thing I've already got mine.
 
2012-07-26 6:36:02 AM  
fark! I should of bought some awhile ago :(

Because they are recalled, you can't sell them on ebay either. I'll still see if I can buy some before its too late.
 
2012-07-26 6:37:44 AM  

viscountalpha: fark! I should of bought some awhile ago :(

Because they are recalled, you can't sell them on ebay either. I'll still see if I can buy some before its too late.


admit it you would have been worried 24/7 about accidentally swallowing them after seeing this news article.
 
2012-07-26 6:49:51 AM  

zez: I TAUGHT MY KIDS THAT METAL BALLS AREN'T FOOD, SO DON'T STICK THEM IN YOUR GAWDAWM MOUTH!!!!!!


And then there's these folks, undermining your training...
 
2012-07-26 7:16:17 AM  
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2012-07-26 7:21:29 AM  
The problem with small magnets is that if two of them find each other in your small intestine, they will probably stick together in such a way that they pinch a small piece of intestine between them. So the magnets will a) not move through your digestive system and b) wear a hole through the tissue pinched between them and you'll develop peritonitis.
 
2012-07-26 7:28:20 AM  
 
2012-07-26 7:29:41 AM  
We have 2 kids, 3 years old and 10 months old. We don't own these b/c they would be dangerous- but that doesn't mean that other people shouldn't have them, either. These things have clear warning labels, and if you can't keep them out of the reach of your stupid kids, maybe you shouldn't buy them - but that would be too easy.
 
2012-07-26 7:31:01 AM  
I was geared up for outrage, because I think the forced recall is out of line here. Then I saw the guy who makes them blame Obama.

Now I would just as soon buy someone else's magnets.
 
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