The recommended way to discharge yourself to Earth is through a resistor of several hundred kilohms to a Megohm.That's so you don't electrocute yourself with a high current. You are neither an electric appliance or an electric circuit. High current destroys circuits. There's a good reason to ground circuits as you may know.
I'm tired of this thread. Think what you want but don't come asking questions if you won't accept the answer - From a legitimate source like a physics text.
This limits the discharge current to something that humans can't feel - and also won't damage sensitive electronic components.
Don't use a single 1MΩ resistor from the local electronics store - they arc over at high voltages. Put 10x 100KΩ in series for better protection against high voltages.
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I just measured the resistance between the front and back door handles of my house,How did you measure that? My multimeter only goes up to 10 MΩ - and the leads aren't nearly long enough!
It's about 400 Mohm.
So, about 200M per door handle.