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Does orientation relative to the Earth's magnetic poles affect humans during sleep? [duplicate]

So generally in India they told you, you should not put your head to the north and sleep. [...] Suppose you are anemic and you go to your doctor what does your doctor prescribe for you? Iron. ...
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Can magnets be used to clean laundry?

According to the Magnetic Laundry site, magnets can be used instead of detergent to clean laundry! For a "scientific" explanation, their video states: These magnets work at an atomic level to ...
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Is sleeping with your head pointed north dangerous? [duplicate]

According to the top-voted answer of this question: When we sleep in this position, iron from the whole body starts to congregate in our brain which can cause headache, Alzheimer’s Disease, ...
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Are permanent magnets harmful to people? [duplicate]

Some people who claimed to know things about human physiology and biology once told me that when held in a hand, a permanent magnet affects blood cells (specifically ferrum in them) and makes your ...
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Is this magnetically-controlled balls video fake?

This video shows a cool trick involving a powerful electromagnet and balls with controlled electromagnets inside them. The result looks very cool. According to the video, the balls are controlled by a ...
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Do magnetic water softeners work?

I'm extremely skeptical of the idea of magnetic water softeners (strong magnets attached to pipes), but desperately wish it were true because I hate lugging 40# bags of salt out to my well house in ...
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Does sleeping with our heads pointing towards north pose any health risks?

Does sleeping orientation (pointing one's head in a specific direction) has anything to do with any health problems(even minor ones)? If Earth's magnetic field has any detrimental effects on our ...
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Do metal items stick magnetically to “Magnet Boy”?

In the past week or so there have been several news articles from major news sources including this one from CBS about a boy that has apparent magnetic powers (metal things stick to him). Is it ...