Look What This Guy Found Magnet Fishing in the Red Cedar River
I need to preface this with yes, I did need to look up what magnet fishing was, so...let's start with that.
Magnet fishing is going fishing, but instead of a reel and hook, you use a strong magnet attached to the end of a rope. And instead of fish, you're on the hunt for cool objects that you can out with your magnet, things like coins, license plates, jewelry, or bikes.
Magnet Fishing in East Lansing
There's this one guy here in Michigan that I came across on TikTok that does magnet fishing all over the Mitten state. His name is @michiganmagnetman (appropriately named). And recently, he made the trip to East Lansing to do some magnet fishing in the Red Cedar River.
We all know that East Lansing has a history with things like lighting couches on fire, so it stands to reason that there's probably a bunch of stuff (that doesn't belong) being thrown into the Red Cedar River. And if you think that, you'd be right.
During @michiganmagnetman's fishing trip to Michigan State University and the Red Cedar River, he pulled out an electric scooter. And then another...and then another. By the end of the day, he pulled out a grand total of 11 scooters.
@michiganmagnetman called the scooter company, Spin, to let them know what he had found, and they were able to send a representative to collect the bikes so that the parts, if possible, could be repurposed. At the very least, @michiganmagnetman is happy all those batteries are out of the river. Check out the full video below.
If you want to see some other interesting things this guy has pulled out of Michigan waters, check out the gallery below.