When I inquired about a shiny object stuck to a toolbox in my neighbor’s garage he challenged me: “If you can pull it off the toolbox I’ll give you my truck!” I failed miserably. The object felt like it was welded to the toolbox (it wasn’t). It was a neodymium magnet, the kind used on gas hoses and nozzles, to avoid disaster when people drive off with the nozzle still in their gas tank. I had just discovered the missing piece to my pedal puzzle…