Is it possible to hang magnets on the fridge?

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How can you use the fridge to find out a lot of information about the owners of the apartment? It turns out that this is simple. It is necessary to study the magnets located on their outer walls. They will tell about travel, culinary preferences, favorite sports, and daily routine. The new tradition, which our parents and forefathers didn’t have, has firmly entered into everyday life. Even invented the name of this type of collecting – memomagnetics.


Who owns the idea of using a magnet as a fixer of light objects on a metal surface is not clear. Some sources name John Wheatley, who received the patent in November 1954. Others are William Zimmermann and John Summers, who patented the invention in the early seventies of the last century.


Why hang magnets on the refrigerator?


Magnetic buy both for themselves and as a gift. It is nice to please employees, and loved ones with an inexpensive souvenir, upon returning from a trip. Spending a small amount of money you can choose bright and creative “magnetic” gifts for the New Year, March 8, or a professional holiday.


Without a trace, everyone becomes the owner of a huge collection of magnets on the fridge, which is constantly expanding.


The resident of the State of Nevada Louise Greenfarb so keen on collecting, that has got on pages of “The Guinness Book of Records”. Her collection no longer fits on the fridge and today it counts more than 30 thousand pieces. Unique samples were allocated a place in the exhibition funds of the Guinness Museum in Las Vegas.


Magnets have a wide practical application, both in everyday life and in other spheres.


  1. Holder. Conveniently attach a note, recipe, daily routine, eating order, or other information to the fridge door.


  1. Disguise Tool. In the process of use, the refrigerator unit acquires defects – scratches, and dents, which stand out brightly on the white walls. Since buying a new appliance is a costly affair, you can improve the appearance with a colorful picture.


      3. Decorative element. Choosing a souvenir by color or shape, you can decorate the kitchen appliances with unusual patterns, layout poems, or sayings.


  1. an educational element. Buying sets of letters and numbers can be carried out earlier education of the baby while in the kitchen.


  1. Psychological element. Special magnets on the topic of weight loss will support people who are on a diet.


  1. Advertising medium. Inexpensive and effective advertising handed out at promotional events or put in the package of goods.

Despite the widespread love for this inexpensive decoration, there are ardent opponents, who see more harm than good in this hobby.


Should the magnets be removed?


Magnetic decorations are dangerous to both the appliance and human health.


Harm to the device:

– The appearance of scratches when the magnet is dropped or moved to another place;

– yellowing of the white paint under the memo;

– the appearance of dark spots after removing the souvenir;

– fading and corrosion of the device panels.


There is an opinion that in old-style refrigerators, the resulting magnetic fields penetrate the inside of the appliances, negatively affecting the stored food.


Harm to the human body:

  1. Endanger people with pacemakers. Silver-colored magnets (made from an alloy of neodymium, boron, and iron) have been proven to have a strong attraction. Being near them at a distance of 3 cm a person can damage the pacemaker.
  2. A child playing with the souvenir may swallow the magnetic element.
  3. Deterioration of the sanitary condition of the kitchen due to the accumulation of dust and dirt on the magnets.


To keep your collection looking attractive, periodically refresh it and get rid of obsolete items.


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