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http://sciencentral....le_id=218393065

In the upcoming movie, Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black plays a man who becomes "magnetized" and erases all the tapes in the video store where he works. Joseph Falciatano III of Richland can relate.

Joe, 12, began calling himself "Magneto Man" last year, after his teachers concluded that his presence could crash the school computers.

"Another student could use a computer, and it would be fine. But if Joe was on it, weird things started to happen," said Marie Yerdon, computer lab teacher at Lura Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski, NY. "I think there's something in his body chemistry, something in his makeup, that causes the computers to go haywire."

The idea that a human being can be magnetic, electric or electromagnetic is considered paranormal, but a quick Internet search reveals lots of believers.

Many people claim to have a special "aura" that interferes with electrical appliances and watches. There are "SLIders," or people with Street Light Interference, who claim they turn streetlights on and off when they pass under them. And there are those who just seem to have far more computer problems than the average Joe.


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Thats interesting,

Good excuse to.. Its not me its the magnetic field!

Thanks for bringing it up,

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I can relate to this. Though it doesn't happen now! When electronic cash registers first came into being, they would stop working when I approached them. After it had happened quite a few times, I would just tell the person who was calling a supervisor because her register wasn't working that if I stepped back from it, it would be OK. And it was. It doesn't happen now, so I'm guessing that the equipment is not as sensitive as it used to be when it was first introduced.
Also I can't wear a watch. Many years ago they just stopped working when I wore one. I had my watch to the repairers so many time that they just gave up and told me they wouldn't repair it any more because there was nothing wrong with it.
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you don't live next to a power substation or a nuclear power plant do you?
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Nope ... and never have!
And another thing ... every now and then all the globes in my house blow. Of course I replace them at the same time and then over a period of time they individually need replacing (but not at the same time), then all of a sudden they all go in the one night or afternoon - it's quite spooky!
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you're either haunted....or your house has some funky wiring....of course the wallaby running on the treadmill outback that you use to generate your electricity might be the cause of the light bulb thing :)
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Strewth you could be right there ... it always happens when I get him to mow the lawn!!!!
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Meh... I don't really believe that stuff. :) But i do think it's funny that he fooled his teacher by using sticky keys.
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I love when when someones bumps an old topic :) I always start reading it with out checking the date first ,and think to myself ..... "man we talked about this before"

this topic is a good 6 months old :)
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