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Man implants magnets under skin to keep Ipod attached to wrist

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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WOW! I can't believe how far some people will go to listen to their tunes!
Man boasts magnetic attachment to Ipod


Professional body piercer Dave Hurban is a man attached to his iPod. Literally. Hurban, 21, who works in a tattoo parlor in Newfield, New Jersey, implanted four metal studs in the skin of his wrist and secured his iPod to them magnetically.







I mean, I am sure that it is safe if washed and taken care of, but I think that altering your body for your music device is too far! What about the Ipod being ruined by the magnets? How about when the Ipod becomes obsolete, will he just get more magnets for the next big fad music player? Must be just another step towards trans-humanism!

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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yeah, just wait untill the ipod doesn't work anymore
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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What an attention seeker. Tattoo on your adams apple not enoug ey? What's wrong with using a freakin' pocket?

Before I spend money on something like that and disfigure I'd rather whipe my behind with the money

I bet he will regret this in his later stages...



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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he's really gonna regret it later in life but i think he'll be extremely handy in the old folks home..finding dropped sewing needles ..keeping his house keys and other items in a place he'll he'll always remember....his watch will never fall off even if the strap snaps...lol ....if old age really creeps in and he cant hold eating utensils his fork will just snap on to his wrist leaving his fingers free from stress...hee hee



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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This is awesome. I don't see what would change in his mind to make him regret this.
It doesn't matter if he ditches the ipod in the future and has nothing to magnetically attach to the studs, because they are aesthetically pleasing on their own merits.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by ReMeDee1982
What about the Ipod being ruined by the magnets?


Many phone cases contain magnets that stick to the casing of people's iphones and android phones. No harm comes to them. (though i'm like you and when i first saw them i was like "wow you're taking a chance". But as they keep working it seems the are fine)



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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Well if anything he could always use it to do a cool magic trick....This guy had a magnet implanted for that reason alone!
(Skip ahead to about 2:30 to see the trick)




posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:06 AM
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He's got them spaced out too far. I guess nobody told him that everything keeps getting smaller and smaller. By this time next year, his ipod won't be big enough to reach all 4 magnets.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:15 AM
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I mean, I am sure that it is safe if washed and taken care of, but I think that altering your body for your music device is too far! What about the Ipod being ruined by the magnets? How about when the Ipod becomes obsolete, will he just get more magnets for the next big fad music player? Must be just another step towards trans-humanism!

 


Maybe it's just a body piercing fan, tattoo artist, who thought it would be neat to put magnetic studs in his arm so he can hold his ipod with them.

Seriously, not really into that lifestyle, but to each their own. Some people make themselves happy with that stuff. Some people make themselves happy windexing their windows once/twice a day.



Which one has bigger mental problems?

In any case, interesting idea he came up with, or copied. Eventually I'm sure people will have a little ipod implanted in their brain or something....


Originally posted by Swizzy
What an attention seeker. Tattoo on your adams apple not enoug ey? What's wrong with using a freakin' pocket?

Before I spend money on something like that and disfigure I'd rather whipe my behind with the money

I bet he will regret this in his later stages...


Judge not least ye be judged. Does his lifestyle threaten you in some way, shape or form?


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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:17 AM
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Meh, hes just having a bit of fun, all that stuff is reversible, and this guy isn't the type to care about scars. I'd say he is a free spirit, sometimes they can be a lil eccentric, being free to do what you want and being happy can make you do all sorts of things. I've seen people like this, i know people like that, and I'm in England. Stiff upper lip land. LOL. I think were you see transhumanism, I see tom foolery, sheets and giggles.
Rice n peace.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by ReMeDee1982
I mean, I am sure that it is safe if washed and taken care of, but I think that altering your body for your music device is too far! What about the Ipod being ruined by the magnets? How about when the Ipod becomes obsolete, will he just get more magnets for the next big fad music player? Must be just another step towards trans-humanism!

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You just don't understand the culture around body art, that's all.

This isn't about it being convenient. You're being too practical.

This is about being different, interesting, trying something new.

I know plenty of people in the tattoo and piercing business, and while I wouldn't want to do a lot of it myself, the ingenuity and originality is fascinating. I have seen some very strange and extreme piercings in my time.

These are extremely creative people, they are always playing with new ideas and testing things. I find it fascinating, more power to them!



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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Hope he never needs an MRI....

There's iron in your bloodstream, I wonder if it will accumulate around the magnets and cause a blockage maybe resulting in the loss of his hand......



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by PurpleChiten
Hope he never needs an MRI....

There's iron in your bloodstream, I wonder if it will accumulate around the magnets and cause a blockage maybe resulting in the loss of his hand......


I suggest pouring a few mils of blood on the table and dropping a magnet as an experiment. No photo proof wanted.




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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by PurpleChiten
Hope he never needs an MRI....

There's iron in your bloodstream, I wonder if it will accumulate around the magnets and cause a blockage maybe resulting in the loss of his hand......


I suggest poring a few mils of blood on the table and dropping a magnet as an experiment. No photo proof wanted.





LOL think I'll pass on that one!

I did look it up though,because I was curious.... since it's combined with other molecules, the present research says it won't be affected.

Here's one of the sources I found for anybody interested: www.revisemri.com...

the red blood cell would have to be broken down before it would be paramagnetic, so I guess he gets to keep his hand


I looked at the article too, and it says he implanted titanium rods, so I guess the actual magnets are attached to the ipod from what I saw there, so I'll give the guy a break.
...still not good for having an MRI though, his wrist would stick to the side of that thing like superglue.
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Huh.... Can't say I'd do it for the sake of an MP3 player...

However, I have been chronically irritated with the trend of my 9mm holster to slide around all over creation regardless of how much circulation I cut off to my leg. If I decide to continue in the business where I have to have a 9mm in a leg holster, I've considered having one grafted to my damned femur.

This could open up another option. I doubt I would want to have a magnet embedded in my skin (because I don't want every ferrous object being appended to my leg) - but a sealed ferrous material would be interesting if it could be made to support a 9mm handgun through maneuvers.

If that works - I could look into installing them along my back and carry rifles like in Mass Effect


Of course, for the same money I could probably buy a suit of polymer and ceramic armors that would have all of that integrated.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by Aim64C
Huh.... Can't say I'd do it for the sake of an MP3 player...

However, I have been chronically irritated with the trend of my 9mm holster to slide around all over creation regardless of how much circulation I cut off to my leg. If I decide to continue in the business where I have to have a 9mm in a leg holster, I've considered having one grafted to my damned femur.

This could open up another option. I doubt I would want to have a magnet embedded in my skin (because I don't want every ferrous object being appended to my leg) - but a sealed ferrous material would be interesting if it could be made to support a 9mm handgun through maneuvers.

If that works - I could look into installing them along my back and carry rifles like in Mass Effect


Of course, for the same money I could probably buy a suit of polymer and ceramic armors that would have all of that integrated.


Have you tried different holsters. The canvas ones are sometimes more mobile than the leather ones...and sometimes the other way around depending on the holster



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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whats with the hate. I think its innovative I cant wait till the make computers you can implant in your inner forearm. I,m sure like any kind of piercing they can be removed and reconfigured. I dont think its all that cool but dont bash on someone because they have tattoos Im sure you have many personal tastes that others would think are odd.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Well, this brings a whole new meaning to being attached to your gadgets!


As for implanted computers--not yet but they do have wearable ones!
wearable computers



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Ask not what your iPod can do for you,
Ask what you can do for your iPod ?

That's really not all that extreme... THIS GUY has to use a cork just to do a farmer-blow




posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Your link says "Forbidden" when I pressed it. What is it supposed to be?
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