6 thoughts on “Painful Electrical Charge

    1. We have so much ice that even the snow plow can’t get it up off the road. It isn’t super thick, but absolutely solid. Anyway, I wanted to help the birdies out since they can’t find much food, and I threw some bread and graham crackers out, but I had almost half a box of some garlic and chive crackers that had been opened several months. So I thought I might as well throw some of them out too, although I wasn’t sure birds would go for the garlic.

      The smaller birds – like the blue jays and some others didn’t seem interested in the garlic — although they were very quick to grab up the other things. But after that a large crowd of blackbirds came, and they gobbled up the garlic crackers in no time at all. So now I know.

    1. Unfortunately, we’re experiencing it almost constantly here. It’s the cold weather and dry air together. And when clothing rubs across our bodies, or our bodies slide across fabric — like car seats or carpets — a small electrical charge builds up (since we have a degree of electrical current in our bodies as well) and then when we touch anything else that has an electrical charge, it releases a small current. That could be a lamp, a light switch, something metal, anything plugged into an electrical outlet, or another person. It’s one of the aggravating aspects of life for us in the U. S. during winter. I think from what I know of England that, in general, it has a much more moist climate than a large part of the U. S., and that’s probably why you don’t experience it much.

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