Mayor Bloomberg Has a Solid Understanding of Magnets

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Taking questions from Twitter today during his weekly appearance on WOR radio, Mayor Bloomberg was asked to explain how magnets work. We suspect the person asking was referencing the Insane Clown Posse, who gave the world the memorable line, “Fucking magnets, how do they work?” in a video that became an Internet thing last year. Bloomberg was not quite as flummoxed:


So an explanation does exist. Perhaps self-described insane clowns are not the best authorities on matters of science after all.

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