Human Magnet

Human magnetism is a popular name for the ability that some people possess to attract objects to their skin. These same people are also referred to as human magnets. Metal objects are usually the most popular things that are attracted to people bodies, but other materials like wood, porcelain, plastic, and even glass can also be attracted as to people's bodies as well. None of the recorded claims of human magnetism really has anything to do with the actual physics of magnetism. It's all very possible that this is all just a simple misunderstanding of the term magnetic, and really is nothing more then the simple case of some people who have dirty sticky skin, and have failed to take a bath.

According to Wikipedia the term Magnetic Man is also an English electronic music group from London, England. This three man group who first met in a record store have been active from 2007 to this current time. They actually perform using three computers, and their sets usually consist of a mix of original tracks that they produce together, and some live remix tracks. The group Magnetic Man finally signed with Columbia Records in February 2010, and they completed their first full length sellout tour on November 5th 2010.

There's also a man by the name of Thow Lin of Malaysia who goes by the name of Magnet Man or Mr. Magnet. He has the magical ability to stick different types of metal objects onto his body. He has the capability where he can make all types of different metal objects stick to his skin, and he has also pulled a car using this special skill. Scientists say that they have found no magnetic field in Lin's body, but that they did determine that his skin exhibits very high levels of friction, providing an extraordinary sucking force. He began making headlines at the age of 60 after making various household appliances made of steel stick to his body without any other kind of aid. He plans to have his feats recorded in the Malaysian Book of Records and the Guinness Book of World Records some day. The trait that he has also appears to be genetic and is also present in three of his sons as well as two of his grandchildren.

Children's magnet discovery board.
Children's magnet discovery board.

These examples of a form of a human magnet is all fine and dandy, but it's not what I wanted to really talk about here. What I want to talk about in this hub is the feeling like you are a human magnet, and no matter where you go you attract other people and things directly to you. This is the way I feel a lot of the time. I'll try giving you some real examples of just why I feel like I'm a human magnet. One example is I pull into the empty parking lot at a convenience store. I go inside to pay for my gasoline, and get right back out of the store and start pumping my gas. While pumping my gas one car after another pulls up. When I get finished I discover that I have to go back into the store to get my change, because I couldn't get anymore gas into the gas tank. When I go back inside of the store there are people everywhere. Not only from all of the other cars that pulled up while I was fueling up, but from a tour bus as well that decided to make a pit stop there for all of it's passengers. I never thought that I'd get out of that store, and where in the world did all of these people come from? This is what I'm referring to as the human magnet syndrome, and is something that I feel has been bestowed upon me at times in life.

Another example occurs when when I'm driving down the road. I pull up to an intersection and there are other cars everywhere, but only in my general vicinity. When I look around there's no traffic way up or way down the road, only right there in the location where I'm at at that particular time. It's like the twilight zone. This seems to be also true when I'm moving and driving down the highway. For miles behind me there's no traffic, and for miles in front of me there's no traffic, but right there all around me there's a dozen or so cars all bunched up together. What's the deal?

This magnetic type of effect also seems to happen in stores to me. It doesn't matter if I'm in a grocery store, department store or a Walmart super center. When I walk into the store there's nobody in line, but when I'm ready to check out there are people lined up at the cash registers for miles. When I turn around I don't see a single solitary person behind me, and I find that I'm often the last one in line.

This interesting thing also happens all of the time to me in the drive thru line at fast food restaurants. I won't see any other vehicles in the drive thru as I'm driving down the road approaching the restaurant, but like magic when I get to the drive thru other cars get in front of me just seconds before I get there. Once again there's nobody behind me in line. It's like some kind of crazy conspiracy. I've even included a YouTube video at the end of this hub where a white van comes out of nowhere and gets in front of me at a drive through. It's times like this when I feel just like a magnetic person or a human magnet.

Being a human magnet by no means stops behind the wheel of a vehicle. Just the other day I was inside of a grocery store, and the only thing that I was shopping for was a single loaf of bread. As I entered the bread isle I was all alone. As I stopped in the middle of the isle to select the loaf of bread that I wanted to buy an old lady pulled her little buggy right up in front of me and looked over a package of buns. After taking a considerable amount of time to inspect her purchase she tossed it into her cart, and proceeded to have a conversation with another old women who came up on the scene, about how hard it was to find this particular bread product. All directly right in front of me. I mean come on are they kidding. It never stops for a human magnet. I'd like to say that this is TheHoleStory, but I'm sure that my next chance at being a human magnet is just waiting for me around the next corner.

Have you yourself ever felt as though you were a human magnet like I have?

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Ericdierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great but quite the opposite for me. Perhaps it is my loud and obnoxious behavior and odor. You should be happy people do not run when they see you coming it is quite lonely ;-)


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Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

I've always felt like I repel folks, lol. Interesting hub.


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Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

I guess feeling like a human magnet would be a weird feeling. An interesting topic and hub. I voted up.

Blessings to you.


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Venkatachari M 18 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very interesting and funny. I thought magnet in the sense that you attract people with your gentle, pleasant nature. But this is something really magnetic properties in real. Great reading. Voted up.


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Bigarise 18 months ago from C-130, Phase 11, Industrial Area Mohali, Punjab 160055, India

Nice post. I like it.


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Ana Kolomeka 18 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

I can think of scarier things. A supervisor of mine has a grandfather who was struck by lightning 3 times!


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rebelogilbert 13 months ago from Hacienda Heights, California

You wrote about your personal experiences related to the title theme in a very good way. Sometimes I feel like what you described, too.


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Penelope Bucket 3 months ago from Seattle area

Interesting and fun read, enjoyed

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