I tried a moderate search to see if this could happen, but could not find anything on google about it.
I was at work and I got a little Magnetic desk sculpture for Christmas secret santa (a magnettic oval with little metal bars and figures). I was just
working, fiddling with it since i seldomly keep it made into any thing, and as i picked up one bar with one figure between it and the magnet, the
figure came up with the bar when i lifted it.
When i noticed this, I shook it a bit and after a few shakes, it eventually detached from the bar and fell back to the magnet. So I then took the bar
and the figure, held the figure about 4-6 inches above the magnet and then touched the bar to the top of the figure, which then "grabbed" the
figure, causing it to hang from the bar.
I thought of maybe pent up magnetism from the magnet (like static causing a baloon to stick to the wall, ect) so i took both of them, touched them to
the metal of my desk, and neither stuck. I then rubbed both on my jeans and tried again, ala a baloon, but no results. But, when i held the figure
again 4-6 inches above the magnet and touched the bar to it, same result. The bar and figure attached themselves again and held together even with
swinging the figure around on the bar.
This bar is about the size of two toothpicks taped together and the figurine is maybe half the size of a dime, with the magnet being moderately strong
but only 4-6 inches at its long diameter and about 2 inches tall (which that is just the case for it, the magnet seems much smaller than the case
So this makes me think, since we really know very little about how gravity works, it gave me a theory:
The sun, being a highly gravitized mass, attracts the planets. But, due to Earth being in its field of gravity, it lends the earth gravity, but only
a percentage of it because of how far away we are from it. With the moon being the 3rd in this chain, the earth lends a portion of its gravity to the
moon, which is why the moon has such a smaller amount of gravity when compared to the earth and the Sun.
Random thought but since I honestly couldn't find anything talking about this, I thought i'd see what you all thought.
I could have NO idea what i'm talking about but thats another reason i posted it LOL.