How to - Make Magnetic Water

Want  to make something un-believable this weekend? How about some magnetic water then? Yah, we know what you are thinking, it ain't April Fool's day yet. Yes, it isn't but, according to Dan Serena who has come up with almost un-believable idea and recipe it's not difficult to make your own home made magnetic water.  Here's the video of the magnetic water in action.


So, with out suspense here's the secret recipe for some fresh home made magnetic water:

Fill a glass with about one half cup of water and squeeze in the juice of about 4 limes into it. Then add about three big leaves of spinach and submerge them into the water. Finally, place the glass with the spinach into the refrigerator overnight (or about 8 hours so). Take it out thereafter, remove the spinach leaves, get a powerful magnet and see the magnetic water in action.

The idea comes from Dan Serena, author of Undeniable Facts and a recognized intellectual who says that the recipe works because spinach is high in iron content and the lemon juice squeezes out the iron from the spinach into the water, giving the water metal like properties.
We haven't tried it yet, but it's an awesome idea "if" it does work. We will try making some magnetic water ourselves on this weekend and let you in on the results, but do tell us if it works for you. Geek on.



Comments

Optical illusion

There are 2 problems with the "magnetic water" video:
1) Iron compounds aren't necessarily magetic. Most aren't since the electron spin pairing is disrupted by sharing electrons with another element.

2) The surface of the water is always flat. If the water was being attracted to the magnet the surface would form a curve (the farther away, the less attraction.) You would get this effect if the platform the glass was on was tilted (notice it has a fixed backdrop which would allow this.) Since the shadow of the glass appears to remain fixed it would seem likely that the light was on an attached frame.

Come on

It is a totally fake video. They have the glass on a table with a background and a camera attached to the table. They are tilting the table in relation to the movement of the hand.

Why do you think that you don't see anything else in the picture that gives you any perspective of 'level' other than the water.

That's why we said "if"

Thanks for the comment dude.
We did a bit of 'googling' and what we could find was only skepticism, no one claims to have tried out the technique yet.
Yes, the video does look fake, it might as well be an illusion as you point out or perhaps a clever computer generated video like this . But, that's exactly why we want our geek friends like you to tell us what you think of it? Tell us if you think this is a hoax, tell us if you try the technique.

Solution

Bah, too bad, here's a better method :)

I'll link it from scitoys

http://sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/magnets/magnets.html#rheological

They're fluids that harden in the presence of magnetic fields. Fun.

Unitednuclear.com also has some MagnaView Fluid

"MagnaView Fluid is a colloidal suspension of microscopic, individual magnets in a liquid carrier.
These tiny magnetic particles have an average size of about 10 nanometers, and are coated with a stabilizing dispersing agent which prevents the particles from sticking together even when a strong magnetic field is applied. In the absence of a magnetic field, the magnetic polarity of the particles are randomly distributed, and the fluid has no net magnetization.
However, when a magnetic field is applied to MagnaView Fluid, the magnetic polarities of the particles orient along the field lines almost instantly and the fluid itself conforms to the magnetic field.
Since MagnaView Liquid responds immediately to changes in an applied magnetic field, when the
field is removed, the magnetic particles once again randomize quickly."

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