Talk:Magnetism

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Seriously Inaccurate Information[change source]

This page is chock full of blatant inaccuracies and desperately needs to be revised. The ridiculous explanation of the poles being a prime example. A huge chunk of iron in Canada causing the north pole? Wow. There are better pages refered to via Magnet that cover this same information anyway. 67.171.119.151 (talk) 13:53, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Magnetic attractions[change source]

"All magnets have what is called a magnetic north pole and what is called a magnetic south pole. If a piece of string is tied to the middle of the magnet and the string is held so that the magnet is allowed to hang down on its own, then the north pole of the magnet will turn and point to the Earth's magnetic north pole."

Wouldn't the north pole of the magnet actually be pulling to the magnetic south pole of the Earth?