No strings attached: Man inserts magnets into wrist to hold iPod
Dave Hurban, a tattoo artist and body-piercing lover, has performed surgery on his arm to insert four magnets. These were placed on his left wrist – just where you would usually wear a watch. “Those magnets are actually called micro-dermal anchors,” Hurban explained, “and in body-piercing they are very common. The tops are actually just 5-millimeter magnetic tops.” He said that the magnets are strong enough to hold an iPod Nano as one walks and runs. “I can go for a run and it won’t come off. I’ve already taken it to the gym and jogged with it on,” he said.The inspired surgeon called this technology iDermal, posting the video of the procedure on Youtube.The clip went viral, causing a wave of critical commentaries with most viewers condemning the idea – some for moral and some for technical reasons. “Will your arm get stuck on the fridge every time the Nano isn't on,” one commentary read.