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Exceptionally Comfortable Levitation Bed

Like you're sleeping on a cushion of air!
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Sleeping position is a matter of personal preference, largely influenced by the mass of the individual; width of shoulders and relative hardness/softness of the bed.

UBCo's new Levitation Bed means you need no longer worry about the usual problems of sleeping position.

We take you away for a little holiday at an undisclosed location in the Bahamas. There, at our private surgical clinic, we insert around 1,000 rare earth magnets under your skin*. We also issue you with a mattress protector filled with similar magnets and clearly marked so you don't apply it to the bed upside down.**

*This will mean, of course, you should avoid all iron and steel objects for the rest of your life, unless you want to get about clanking and rusting. Avoiding CAT, PET & MRI scans would also be a good move.

**If you should accidentally fit it up the wrong way on your bed then it's likely you'll be wearing it for the rest of time, from the moment you first lie down upon it.

UnaBubba, Jul 12 2012

Diamagnetic levitation. http://www.youtube....watch?v=A1vyB-O5i6E
[MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2012]

Meissner Effect http://en.wikipedia...iki/Meissner_effect
Very cool ... [8th of 7, Jul 13 2012]

A not entirely unrelated idea Electromagnet_20Mattress
[hippo, Jul 14 2012]


       Can someone please help me uncross my legs?
RayfordSteele, Jul 13 2012

       Various people have had magnets implanted (usually in their fingers) for fun.   

       But, why not simply use diamagnetic levitation? <link>
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2012

       I'd be interested to see what diamagnetic levitation does to the iron in a human's blood, if it takes a 10 Tesla coil to levitate a small frog.   

       It would also be fun to watch the "I'm wearing a vaguely magnetic bracelet to cure my AIDS, arthritis, haemorrhoids and common cold" gullible crowd, when you turned on the magnets and blew away their misconceptions.
UnaBubba, Jul 13 2012

       //interested to see what diamagnetic levitation does to the iron in a human's blood//   

       Frogs have haemoglobin too. It won't have any effect.   

       Also, don't discourage the wearers of magnetic bracelets. That is what natural selection is for.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2012

       Why not just immerse the customer in liquid helium until the Meissner effect is sufficient ?
8th of 7, Jul 13 2012

       Won't this be less like "sleeping on a cushon of air" and more like *sleeping on a thousand vertically mounted dowels* except that the pressure from these dowels is happening under your skin and they're trying to flip over?
Worldgineer, Jul 13 2012

       Moreover, it will not work, without some sort of lateral containment.   

       [Ubie], you should tell them they're leaving you too long between exercise breaks.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2012

       I think you might be right, [Max]. The ideas are getting a little dark, aren't they?
UnaBubba, Jul 14 2012

       A little, but not excessively so; not enough to justify altering your medication again …
8th of 7, Jul 14 2012

       //The ideas are getting a little dark,// Just a tad. I think you hit a nadir with the fishing hook guy.   

       On the other hand, if you post a few kitten-based ideas it'll all average out. Plus it'll annoy [8th].
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 14 2012


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