3179858408_cb05b93fc2UC Berkeley researchers have once again blinded us with science, and this time it doesn’t even involve our brains or space.

Through some incredible work that we can’t even begin to comprehend, researchers have made progress in the possible creation of magnetic computers. Magnets … you know, those things that couldn’t go near your old Dell desktop without apparently ruining your hard-drive.

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Lefties, are you tired of the inescapable ink smudge that stains the side of your hand as you diligently write down notes in a spiral-bound notebook that was clearly designed for right-handed users?

Righties, do you want to know what it’s like to be a disgruntled left-handed person?

Good thing you’re at Berkeley, then, because our researchers claim that they’ve found a way to control your mind (‘s fondness for your dominant hand).

You know what’s cooler?

They do it with magnets! Yup, somehow the magnetic force overpowers your brain’s preference for one hand over the other, and presto, you’re ambidextrous.

Okay, so it might not be that simple, and it might sound more legit when you use the actual terms (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), but we’ve got the gist of things.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what the point of all this magnet business is, just think back to that time in fifth grade when you broke your arm and writing was, like, impossible. Those magnets don’t seem so silly anymore, do they?

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