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Tim Haak asked the Naked Scientists:HiMy question is essentially why do magnets stick to non magnetized materials. Like magnetic poles repel and unlike attract. Though in a piece of metal like iron that is not magnetized it should, from what I understand, have lots of randomly orientated magnets. When this piece of iron is magnetized these are aligned in a certain direction. So why, when this piece of irons is not magnetized, is a magnet attracted to it, since its randomly magnetized it should equally repulsions and attractions cancelling itself out. Yet both poles can be attracted to it. What is happening?Tim HaakWhat do you think?