• Countries advise citizens to stay home to minimize virus exposure
  • An Australian scientist has been adjusting to free time amid the outbreak
  • He invented a device which resulted in magnets getting stuck in his nose

Health experts all over the globe have been telling people to avoid touching their faces to slow down the spread of the virus. Because of this advice, Daniel Reardon thought of creating a sensor that would give off a warning if your hands come near your face. Being an astrophysicist by trade, he believed he could achieve such undertaking, but it ended with magnets stuck in his nose.

magnets stuck in nose of Australian scientist after trying to invent something amid the coronavirus pandemic
magnets stuck in nose of Australian scientist after trying to invent something amid the coronavirus pandemic Andi Ketaren - Pixabay

Lots Of Free Time At Home

Staying at home for twenty-four hours can be very boring for some, particularly those who are used to a hectic and busy day of work. This is why the Internet is full of suggestions on keeping yourself occupied while staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

For Melbourne resident Daniel Reardon, this is the perfect time to make something creative and, in the process, contribute something to prevent the spread of the virus. Using electronic components lying around his house, he decided to invent a device that helps prevent the wearer from touching his face.

Reardon admitted he was just feeling bored when the idea came up. He also revealed that his creation functioned contrary to his intended function. Instead of creating a noise when his hands come close to his face, it buzzed continually until he brought them to his face.

A Preventable Accident

He had a good laugh at how his creation functioned and gave up momentarily. It was at this time that he began to place the magnets on his face mindlessly, first on his earlobes, then his nostrils. When he placed another magnet in his other nostril, the objects pinched together, and those located on his septum got stuck.

After trying unsuccessfully to remove the magnets himself, Reardon found himself going to the local hospital. He spent an hour at the hospital, which he described as pretty quiet since coronavirus patients were being transferred to another facility.

A Funny Predicament

Several nurses, doctors, and hospital staff, upon seeing his predicament, found it humorous. Finally, two doctors pulled the magnets, with each one grabbing the objects in each nostril. It was a success.

Reardon then took some pictures of the medical report stating he denied there were more magnetic objects up his nostrils. He admitted feeling some pain while the doctors were removing the magnets, though he said he was also laughing along with everyone.