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Old 01-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Question for you Scientists

Can someone explain to me why every now and then I get a shock on my fingers when closing the door to my car? Happens every time I get out and close the door?

This phenomenon also happens when we touch other people. But why??
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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You still haven't developed your superpower enough to control it?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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Clearly you need a scientist to answer this question.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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Shit happened everytime I turn on the light in the one room at work.

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It's because your car hates you.
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You still haven't developed your superpower enough to control it?
SMH, go easy on the noob.
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You better delete this before the government finds out about your powers.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: Question for you Scientists

Have you heard of google? It would have been more time conserving to find out yourself then pose a question in a forum and wait for a response that answers your question.

But... I think it has something to do with the static you build up while or sitting in the car. Cloth/carpet is a good source to charge the body up and when you touch something (metal/human) it causes an "electric shock". This or you're a damn mutant. Therefore I suggest hiding your identity so the government doesn't find out.
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Layman's response is that you have accumulated charge and the potential difference between you and the car or doorknob(isolated metal object) causes a flow of electrons.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
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Have you heard of google? It would have been more time conserving to find out yourself then pose a question in a forum and wait for a response that answers your question.

But... I think it has something to do with the static you build up while or sitting in the car. Cloth/carpet is a good source to charge the body up and when you touch something (metal/human) it causes an "electric shock". This or you're a damn mutant. Therefore I suggest hiding your identity so the government doesn't find out.
IT depends on what kind of answer you seek. Your answer is basically useless. If OP wants to actually get into properties of metals and atomic orbitals, then he might want that answer and that requires some reading; not just "static builds up because the carpet charges you and you get electric shocked."
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IT depends on what kind of answer you seek. Your answer is basically useless. If OP wants to actually get into properties of metals and atomic orbitals, then he might want that answer and that requires some reading; not just "static builds up because the carpet charges you and you get electric shocked."

Well, a question that was posed didn't really specify how detailed he wanted the question answered. I gave him my knowledge on the topic and was trying to be helpful. He asked a basic question and I gave him a basic answer.
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Well, a question that was posed didn't really specify how detailed he wanted the question answered. I gave him my knowledge on the topic and was trying to be helpful. He asked a basic question and I gave him a basic answer.
Obviously he wants a scientific answer if he's calling for scientists.
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