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This video from YouTuber beachj0 includes no explanation, but my belief is that there are one or more cylindrical magnets embedded in the plastic bait worms (possibly by casting them in place using the DIY bait molds commonly sold to fisherman), and several more magnets attached to a platter rotating beneath the table. A simple effect, but strikingly creepy. [via Propnomicon]

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • kicktothecortex

    Came across the other video posted of the underside of the shelf:

    tl;dr 2 discs with magnets that rotate via the belt/pulley shown in the above video.

  • Jaybo

    This is an entry in HauntForum.com’s Technological Terror contest by a member named GOT.

    Here is a link to his entry: http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=23882