These two videos show the dramatic effect of a strong magnetic field on metal tools (Allen keys). The magnet creating this field is the world's strongest magnet with a field strength of 45 Tesla (the Earth's magnetic field is approx. 0.00005 Tesla). The magnet is located about 12m away from the location where the videos were taken.
The tools on the desk point towards the magnet and the Allen key balanced on the bottle oscillates back and forth and ends up pointing towards the magnet.
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