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    MATERIAL FROM CLASS 17: Monday November 6

    [magnetically levitated frog]
    This frog is floating, held up by a magnetic field about as strong as that used in magnetic resonance imaging, 16 tesla. "If you have a magnet that is big enough, you could levitate a human," says Peter Main, one of the researchers at the Nijmegen High Field Magnet Laboratory. He adds that the frog did not seem to suffer any ill effects: "It went back to its fellow frogs looking perfectly happy." (New Scientist magazine, 12 April 1997, page 13).

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    From the Onion, which usually gets its science right:
    "I'm Going To Be A Star" by Protostellar Molecular Cloud Barnard 631.