Dirk's Accident Dirk had an accident. Below is the X-ray showing his totally crushed finger tip.It took 1 1/2 hours of surgery to remove the shattered bones and repair the damage. Medically speaking, he crushed his right index finger distal phalange. Themagnets had a 50 cm (20 inch) separation when they decided to fly together. He is lucky that he only lost a finger tip as opposed to his whole hand. The block Neo below is about 4" by2" by 2" N45 with a pull force of around 700 lbs (320 kg). The disk is about 3" dia. by 2 1/2" thick N45 with a pull force of about 400 lbs(180 kg). That is his fingernail and some of his finger tip caught between the magnets. These Monsters Flew 20 Inches (50 cm) Before Crushing Bone!