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Dearest Magnetologists.

As a sheepy I of course luff magnets. Magnets are great, they kind of like well stick to stuff and are fun.

Look, here are mine.....I don't know what they are made from but they are very strong.



My Magnets A Few Mins Ago


Now as I understand it..the Earth is like a well big magnet !..ewe got a north pole and a south pole..(my magnets don't have cold ends though.....nor do my magnets have penguins and polar bears....hmmmmm !!...*le pondering sheepy*)


Am I right in thinking that the magnetic strength of the earths field varies depending where you are on the planet ?..if so...would this make my magnets change their weight depending on where they are as the magnetic attraction varies it's pull ?

whajafink ?


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That would make sense to me.. sense the earth has several altitudes of mountain tops so some may be closer somewhat to the moon and the closer we are together the moon and the earth, I think the gravity becomes stronger... I would think that the magnets may become heavier.. if the gravity were increased here..I think we get lighter the higher up we go so my guess would be yes that they might become heavier to to the pressure of more gravity pushing them down..I think!
 

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That would make sense to me.. sense the earth has several altitudes of mountain tops so some may be closer somewhat to the moon and the closer we are together the moon and the earth, I think the gravity becomes stronger... I would think that the magnets may become heavier.. if the gravity were increased here..I think we get lighter the higher up we go so my guess would be yes that they might become heavier to to the pressure of more gravity pushing them down..I think!


Thanks Kareny Mam.

I failed to explain myself correctly. I should have said that I am asumming my magnets are at the same height above the ground in any part of the world..so...lets just say sea level...I am specifically referring to to the varying strength of the earths magnetic field in different locales





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LOL..thats ok its over my head anyway!
 

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I think that the major consideration wouldn't be the strength of the Earth's magnetic field but its dip angle.  Around the magnetic equator the magnetic field lines will be running pretty much parallel to the Earth's surface and so would tend to make the magnets move horizontally rather than vertically, which wouldn't affect their weight at all.  It's only towards the magnetic poles where they start to point downwards.

They look like a nice pair of magnets sheepy - where did you get them, if you don't mind me asking?
 

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I think that the major consideration wouldn't be the strength of the Earth's magnetic field but its dip angle.  Around the magnetic equator the magnetic field lines will be running pretty much parallel to the Earth's surface and so would tend to make the magnets move horizontally rather than vertically, which wouldn't affect their weight at all.  It's only towards the magnetic poles where they start to point downwards.

They look like a nice pair of magnets sheepy - where did you get them, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks LeeE..they are UberOrbs and they are quite nifty !...here's a site that sells them http://www.firebox.com/product/762/UberOrbs  and try here http://www.paramountzone.com/uberorbs.htm#...

Do not place them any where near your TV....but I gather ewe would know that...check out some of the videos available...thye do make good fun !!

Thanks for your great info above.
 

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Ta - I'll keep an eye out for them.
 

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You're welcome.

Love the lavalamp by the way....is that Escher wallpaper ?
 

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You're welcome.

Love the lavalamp by the way....is that Escher wallpaper ?
what are you talking about.. what lava lamp and wall paper?
 

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You're welcome.

Love the lavalamp by the way....is that Escher wallpaper ?
what are you talking about.. what lava lamp and wall paper?

I kinda figured that only LeeE might understand this.....I want to tell..but it's all about LeeE...that's my clue !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/08/2009 13:34:42 »
Hee hee !!..I can see that ewe're well on your way to finding it out !!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/08/2009 13:36:43 »
Yup, it's a bit of Escher, applied as a texture.  I think it would make pretty good wallpaper too.  In fact, quite a lot of his stuff would make good wallpaper.  Hehe - I'm not going to say either, but it's not really hidden.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 05/08/2009 13:40:59 »
Way cool lava lamp but I like the one next to  it too! And I really want to visit that Bedroom! WAY DANG COOL!!!  Neat pictures leeE!!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 05/08/2009 13:42:13 »
Hee hee !!..I can see that ewe're well on your way to finding it out !!
Yes indeedy!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/08/2009 13:46:30 »
Hmm... I really think I need to re-design the site.  I liked the obscurity when I first did it but I've gone off the idea now.  I really ought to finish some of those pics too.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 05/08/2009 13:49:37 »
They are really wonderful!!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 05/08/2009 13:51:25 »
TY  [:I]
 

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« Reply #17 on: 05/08/2009 15:02:08 »
What about me ?...I spent all of...wow...2 minutes doing this !!


mine is good too....mine mine mine mine mine mine mine !!!!





 

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« Reply #18 on: 05/08/2009 15:02:44 »
Mine is so realistic that I even put a date stamp on it !!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 05/08/2009 15:51:56 »
What abou
What about me ?...I spent all of...wow...2 minutes doing this !!


mine is good too....mine mine mine mine mine mine mine !!!!







LOL...Yes indeedy so... I like the red and blue lava lamp and the background with the time stamp is lovely also!

Very nice indeedy!
 

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« Reply #21 on: 05/08/2009 19:47:08 »
Lol  :D
 

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