Maybe your Goth friends should stay away for now…

August 8, 2006

This Dutch architect has created a floating bed which hovers above the ground through magnetic force and comes with a price tag of $1.54 million.Magnets built into the floor and into the bed itself repel each other, pushing the bed up into the air. Thin steel cables tether the bed in place.******But here’s the great thing, if you’re into physical humor.  If you have friends with piercings, you can’t let them enter the magnetic field between the bed and the floor, because they could find their piercing suddenly tugged toward one of the magnets. It’s kind of funny, when you think about it.  Here’s the story:******bed300.jpg******************Floating bed created by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars in an illustration released August 5, 2006. REUTERS/Janjaap Ruijssenaars/Handout

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Maybe Dutch guys need magnets to make their beds float, but …

 

2006; a bed oddity.Go ahead and groan. Hahahahahaha.

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I have a girlfriend with a magnetic personality. Instead of being crushed, though, I ended up looking at here on the ceiling. Or did I screw something up?

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Okay, I was looking at “her” on the ceiling.

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Thin plastic handcuffs tethered me in place. Yeah, buddy!

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I’m sorry Mr. Ruijsssenaaars, but Michael J. Fox can ride a hoverboard all day long and still not be cool.

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The poor neighbor with the pacemaker downstairs really hates the bed.

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If you flick the on/off switch really fast, does it feel like a hotel vibrator bed? Talk about saving quarters!

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I’m gonna put one on the floor, the other on the ceiling and play rockem-sockem magnetic beds.

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Okay, it will do the vibrate thing. Can I switch it off and on and use it to launch watermelons into the air?

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No. Not metal watermelons, silly.

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It’s cool, sure, but that 100% death by lightning thing should be left out of your marketing literature.

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The Princess and the Piezoelectric Crystal just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Pop-quiz, hotshot! Where can I find a broom, mop, duster or vacuum that will let me clean under the bed but has no metal parts?

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I’m waiting for the hide-a-magnetic-bed.

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Police estimate all thirty magnets had been removed four months prior to the day one of the welded rods that were put in place of the steel cables finally broke.

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