How strong would a magnetic field have to be to kill you?

Gravity and Levity

There’s a great joke in Futurama, the cartoon comedy show, about a horror movie for robots.  In the movie, a planet of robots is terrorized by a giant “non-metallic being” (a monsterified human).  The human is finally defeated by a makeshift spear, which prompts the robot general to say:

“Funny, isn’t it?  The human was impervious to our most powerful magnetic fields, yet in the end he succumbed to a harmless sharpened stick.”

The joke, of course, is that the human body might seem much more fragile than a metallic machine, but to a robot our ability to withstand enormous magnetic fields would be like invincibility.

But this got me thinking: how strong would a magnetic field have to be before it killed a human?

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Unlike a computer hard drive, the human body doesn’t really make use of any magnetic states — there is nowhere in the body where important…

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The Artist and the Pastor

The Artist and the Pastor

Currently we have 2 of our Australian sons in an Indonesian jail on an island intended for state sanctioned murder, that are about to be taken out the back and shot like dogs.  This is the short version of course, however it pretty much sums it up nicely too.  For the younger generations of Aussies who are completely appalled by this and have only had a vague notion of what Indonesia actually does with their condemned, then welcome to the incredibly barbaric show.  This has been going on for decades now, however no one knew exactly what it entailed until these 2 young men came into the spotlight, and for all the wrong reasons.

Personally, I have been following this case from the beginning.  As this unfolds I will be making regular entries, whilst trying to document this from its inception right through to the end so please bear with me as I do.  I am doing so with hope still in my heart that this will end with our boys being allowed to have the most basic human right of all: the right to live.



Until next time be good to each other, cause we’re all we’ve got.

Comrade Mumma Bear.