The Shocking Truth Behind Static Electricity

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So why is it that when winter hits, we see far more static electricity? The answer is pretty simple. In the summer, moisture in the air is far higher–and those water molecules act as a grounding barrier, which prevents excessive static charge. What is a static shock? It is the product of an imbalance of an electrical charge. When exposed to an insulator, which naturally holds onto electric charge–like rubber, or wool–you start scraping charge off of everything around you. It collects … Continue reading