Magnets on your incoming water supply
in order to stop your pipes furring up.
Could be true if the magnetised particles don’t stick to the copper pipes. But then again….
Magnets on your petrol supply line to your engine
to improve your fuel economy (surely the calorific value would be the same?)
Sea Sickness Bands
They press on your wrist slightly – but surely that isn’t going to make any difference to the churning in your stomach?
Although when I tried one I think it did work. I still felt queasy, but breakfast stayed down.
Anyone else had experience of them working or not?
Any theories about how they might work? (And no refloxology crap please! – I’m looking for logic and science!)
|Knowing if there is a laptop in the boot of your car
Some people say there is a device which can detect laptops even if they are switched off, so the chavs break in and steal them. But can the induction of the coils in the power supply be strong enough to get through the metal of your boot? Or is it the battery that keeps the clock going somehow giving off electromagnetic radiation? I don’t think it’s likely to be true…
Putting a tea spoon in the top of a champagne bottle…
to keep it from going flat. Yeah, right!
Those damper things that go between the strings of a tennis racket. My wife swears by hers.
I have been told: I think the way these work is not because of their weight but by tying two strings together. This gives the wave vibrations a shorter distance to amplify, a little like the Atlantic coast getting bigger waves than the North Sea coast. Of course in the old days with smaller racket heads this was not necessary. In effect your wife’s string damper puts a little bit of frame further into the racket head.