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Magnets Can Attract Cereal And You Should Watch It Happen

Don't worry. Your cereal is perfectly safe.

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When you put a strong magnet next to some ordinary cereal, strange things happen.

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Here why: Most breakfast cereals contain iron, which is important for our diet. Yes, it's the same iron that they use to make cars. The iron in the cereal is so attracted to the magnet that it can even move the cereal around a dish.

If you crush the cereal into a powder, you can even use a magnet to get the iron out.

Watch the entire experiment below.

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