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More likely to get a shock on a dry day?

  1. Mar 30, 2008 #1
    Why are we more likely to get a shock on a dry day than on a rainy day?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 30, 2008 #2
    When the air is dry you don't discharge static you build up while moving, until you touch some other decent conductor such as your sweeties lips or your car door. When the air is moist you discharge to the air as quickly as you charge.
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