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These Magnetic People Are Real-Life Mutants

OCTOBER 18, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

Magneto is the main antagonist in the X-Men franchise, and his metal-bending powers make him one of the most powerful mutants in the fictional universe.

But as it turns out, there are regular people out there who are capable of the very same thing. Human magnetism is a very rare (but very real) phenomenon. The good thing is that these people aren't using their powers to control the planet...as far as we know, anyway.

This is not some kind of weird fashion trend.

This guy's body produces some kind of force that draws metal to his skin.

Okay, actual magnetism might not be at play here, and that's really disappointing.

Scientists have checked the magnetic fields of these "human magnets" by using compasses. They found that it might actually be a case of sticky skin.

This might explain why some "human magnets" also claim to be able to attract other materials to their skin.

We're onto you, grandpa.

Watch this idiot as he encounters a human magnet in Russia:

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While they may not have the ability to lift cars or control Wolverine's adamantium skeleton, it's still kind of cool that you can stick stuff to them. That could really come in handy when it comes to moving or putting together Ikea furniture.

 

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