Where Does Static Electricity Come From?

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« on: 06/03/2010 18:00:40 »
   

Dear all. How are ewe today ?  well ?..good !..I'm Ok...went for a walk with my youngest two earlier.....boy..that was fun !


As a sheepy, I of course luff static electricity...out of all the electricity that just sits there doing sod all...static electricity is my all time fave.

Look, here's Gemima Bad-Hair-Day The 3rd enjoying some static electric joyness ! created by a Van de Graaff generator.


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Gemima Bad-Hair-Day The 3rd earlier today !


Nice eh ?...she's being delivered next Tuesday to be used as a toilet brush !

Static electricity can also be generated when I rub my top on my hair and it makes all sparks happen !

What I'd like to know is where does the electricity come from ?

Is it really static ?

Does something in my top or my hair get used up to make the electricity ?  ie: do I lose some of the material of my top and hair in the process ?

 Is there a maximum charge that can be created with my top and hair ?



Ewe see, I really do not know....do ewe know ?

Will ewe help me know and learn about static electricity ?

Hugs & shmishes



mwah mwah !



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« Reply #1 on: 31/07/2011 18:33:30 »
interesting

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« Reply #2 on: 01/08/2011 08:16:46 »
Sometimes, after a long run in my trusty van, I might get a little tingle of static when I get out. This is not the result of a Van de Graaff thingy, but a Van de Transit thingy, look:



Picture courtesy of www.knightexpo.co.uk (Oooo, that's me, if you'll pardon the plug.)

Since this happens only after moving, I fail to understand why its called 'static' electricity.
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« Reply #3 on: 10/08/2011 21:45:22 »
what if Medusa?

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« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2011 00:32:39 »
Sometimes, after a long run in my trusty van, I might get a little tingle of static when I get out. This is not the result of a Van de Graaff thingy, but a Van de Transit thingy, look:



Picture courtesy of www.knightexpo.co.uk (Oooo, that's me, if you'll pardon the plug.)

Since this happens only after moving, I fail to understand why its called 'static' electricity.

I too receive electric shock therapy when egress-ing my car !

If only there was a haulage company that specialises in the events industry since 1982 that I could ask for advice !...One that specifically shows ewe the inside of the back of a truck ...even better if it was in situ at a place of employ !........
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« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2011 00:57:38 »
Sometimes, after a long run in my trusty van, I might get a little tingle of static when I get out. This is not the result of a Van de Graaff thingy, but a Van de Transit thingy, look:



Picture courtesy of www.knightexpo.co.uk (Oooo, that's me, if you'll pardon the plug.)

Since this happens only after moving, I fail to understand why its called 'static' electricity.

I too receive electric shock therapy when egress-ing my car !

If only there was a haulage company that specialises in the events industry since 1982 that I could ask for advice !...One that specifically shows ewe the inside of the back of a truck ...even better if it was in situ at a place of employ !........

Yes, had such a haulage company existed in 1980 I would not have had to drive our company van all the way from Prestwick to friggin' Paris for a printing industry exhibition. And, I don't mind telling you, it was not easy, 'cos it get's really wet just South of Dover.
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« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2011 17:32:22 »
Isn't static electricity and lightning the same thing?  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

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« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2011 19:28:10 »
Isn't static electricity and lightning the same thing?  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan


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« Reply #8 on: 17/08/2011 14:46:56 »
Sometimes, after a long run in my trusty van, I might get a little tingle of static when I get out. This is not the result of a Van de Graaff thingy, but a Van de Transit thingy, look:



Picture courtesy of www.knightexpo.co.uk (Oooo, that's me, if you'll pardon the plug.)

Since this happens only after moving, I fail to understand why its called 'static' electricity.

I too receive electric shock therapy when egress-ing my car !

If only there was a haulage company that specialises in the events industry since 1982 that I could ask for advice !...One that specifically shows ewe the inside of the back of a truck ...even better if it was in situ at a place of employ !........

Yes, had such a haulage company existed in 1980 I would not have had to drive our company van all the way from Prestwick to friggin' Paris for a printing industry exhibition. And, I don't mind telling you, it was not easy, 'cos it get's really wet just South of Dover.

AHHhh! So you're the one who tried to do a General Lee at the bottom of Jubilee Hill. You're supposed to get on the ferry!
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