Doofus Of The Day #1,061

Today’s award goes to a hamfisted astrophysicist in Australia.

An Australian astrophysicist put himself in the hospital last week after he got four magnets stuck up his nose while trying to invent a device to stop people from touching their faces during this pandemic.

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He explained that he put a magnet inside each of his nostrils, and then attached a magnet on the outside of each nostril — but once he removed the outer magnets, the two magnets inside his nose stuck together, and refused to come out.

So then he tried to use his remaining magnets to extract them, and ended up with all four in his nose.

“At this point I ran out of magnets,” he said.

And when he tried to use (metal) pliers to pull them out, the pliers also became magnetized. “Every time I brought the pliers close to my nose, my entire nose would shift towards the pliers and then the pliers would stick to the magnet,” he said. “It was a little bit painful at this point.”

So his partner took him to the hospital “because she wanted all her colleagues to laugh at me,” he continued. Two doctors were able to manually remove the magnets from his nose after treating him with pain-numbing anesthetic spray.

There’s more at the link.

I’m a great fan of field testing . . . just not magnetic field testing!



  1. Yeah, I dunno, I bet the doctors who have to fish foreign objects out of people's backsides meet a lot of 'scientists conducting experiments' too.

    Sometimes you just got to tell the truth and shame the devil, even if it means copping to putting things up your bum or in your nose.

  2. I've been around "scientists" my entire life. Most would not begin to believe how mind numbingly stupid many "scientists" can be.

  3. He discovered the practical applications and reality of what was otherwise more theoretical science. Bet he thinks differently now, and for the better.

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