Floating Strawberry

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Hey there!

Lately, I saw a clip of a magnet and a floating strawberry. Is it real? How does it work?
I am curious for your explanations.
 

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See also YouTube for "levitating frog".
 
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Lately, I saw a clip of a magnet and a floating strawberry. Is it real? How does it work?
I am curious for your explanations.

It's called "direct diamagnetic levitation" and is the result of the diamagnetic properties of the water in the strawberry, where the water is repelled by a magnetic field. This typically requires superconducting magnets unless the object you want to levitate is very small, about the size of a water droplet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_levitation#Direct_diamagnetic_levitation
 

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