With the cold winter weather upon us, everyone in our family has donned the heavy wool winter coats.
This is good in that it keeps us warm. But it's bad in that it tends to lead to a huge buildup of static electricity.
My five-year-old came home from school yesterday in her wool coat, ran across the carpet and jumped up to give me a big hug. She also gave me a static shock that straightened my remaining hair.
It looked something like this:
tagged: static, electricity, high-voltage arc, Jacob's Ladder, winter, wool