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    04-05-2010, 07:10 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Electric shocks

I was just curoius if anyone else get electric shots from lots of things.
I mean I get electric shots from cars, fences I even got one from a dressing gown the other day
It's quite werid
Once I was getting money out of the atm and it shocked me I told mum she's didn't really care or thought I was lying or something lol

Any way would love to know if other people get shocked
     
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    04-05-2010, 08:01 AM
  #2
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I think some people are more prone to shocks then others. It has a lot to do with static electricity and can be caused by the cloths you wear including your shoes. I had to use a spray on product called "Static Guard" for a while due to the same problem (but that was many many years ago).

It may also be caused by the way your clothes are dried or if your mother uses dryer sheets or a fabric softener.
     
    04-05-2010, 01:11 PM
  #3
Yearling
I seem to get shocked whenever I touch anything that is metal or electric.
But I've figured out it's more likely to happen if I wear skate shoes or flat bottomed shoes. If I wear running shoes or hiking boots, it doesn't seem to happen as much.
     
    04-05-2010, 03:05 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by RedTree    
I was just curoius if anyone else get electric shots from lots of things.
I mean I get electric shots from cars, fences I even got one from a dressing gown the other day
It's quite werid
Once I was getting money out of the atm and it shocked me I told mum she's didn't really care or thought I was lying or something lol

Any way would love to know if other people get shocked
I think it's pretty normal for all of us to get shocked regularly in some way or another. Static energy is easily created but as it was posted, what you wear can make a big difference in how much or how little you get it-even the way you walk and your footwear.
     
    04-05-2010, 03:13 PM
  #5
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I'm shocking as well. I used to work as a dispatcher where I had a panel of computers and radios that I had to touch. I more than once wiped out the whole system when I touched a radio. They started making me wear a ground strap on my wrist.
I also have a hard time at Walmarts. I've gotten shocked so badly by their shelving that its like touching an electric fence and almost knocks me down. I'm not sure what causes it, but I'm sure its my clothes or shoes and not my electric personality
I once worked for a woman who couldn't wear a watch because she shorted them out. I'm not nearly that bad
     
    04-05-2010, 03:18 PM
  #6
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I get shocks almost every time after driving our car. I leave the car, go inside or somewhere, touch something and get a shock.

If I'm just a passenger I usually don't get one, but if I've driven myself... Our car doesn't obviously like me because she leaves me unevenly charged .
     
    04-05-2010, 04:02 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by TaMMa89    
I get shocks almost every time after driving our car. I leave the car, go inside or somewhere, touch something and get a shock.

If I'm just a passenger I usually don't get one, but if I've driven myself... Our car doesn't obviously like me because she leaves me unevenly charged .
Thanks for the chuckle, that was really funny! I get bad shocks from the car as well. And only when I've driven too. Pretty weird
     
    04-05-2010, 04:06 PM
  #8
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I get shocks all the time!
Me and my friends used to shock eachother for fun (we were in 3rd grade).
I even get shocks from my dog xD
     
    04-05-2010, 07:03 PM
  #9
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I notice that I have days when I get shocked a ton, and other days I don't at all. Could have something to do with the weather.
     
    04-05-2010, 09:06 PM
  #10
Yearling
I accidently stuck my finger in the electrical outlet once and my arm got really hot . And then I accidently did it again!
     

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