Are you responding to a magnetic field, or just pleased to see me?

While discussing ferrofluids with a friend this evening, I pointed out that they’re pretty easy to buy, and entirely randomly chose this page – which happens to be German – to illustrate my point.

HAAAAAA! Germans are so excellent! Scrolling idly down the page, I came upon this quote:

“This is my first attempt to fill ferrofluid from a large bottle into a small bottle. It did not work out too well. I had to dispose of the pants afterwards.

Usually some sort of accident is bound to happen.”

There’s an entire philosophy in there, somewhere.


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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