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This IT technician works in a factory that makes loudspeakers, and one day an engineer comes running over, frantically looking for help.

"He was exclaiming that I had to help him now, as his laptop had stopped working while he was in the warehouse testing an application," says fish.

"I followed him to the warehouse and he took me to where he had set his laptop up on a pallet.

"A pallet of boxes full of heavy-duty magnets that were labeled with warnings about intense magnetic fields..."

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