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Old 08-28-2009, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by HorseloverFat View Post
Look, there is zero proof that humans have any organ that let them sense magentic fields.
Actually, they do. The structure that provides this to you is located behind your nose, IIRC. I read about a recent study where they tested a human's ability to actually use this sense by driving people around in an enclosed van. As long as they were blindfolded, they were able to tell which direction they were facing with surprising accuracy. The interesting thing was that this sense didn't work at all when the blindfolds were removed.

They started testing this when they were looking over aerial photographs and noticed that cows align themselves along magnetic field lines.

I'll see if I can dig up some cites.

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