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Question Posted Saturday December 2 2006, 3:21 pm

Everybody knows that if you touch something static like one of those slides at the playground and somebody else you'll get shocked. However, this is NOT THE CASE.

I have this sort of blanket at home that I use to get warm on the couch when it's cold and I have been getting shocked by it! The tag which says what it's made of is ripped off but for instance, when I throw it around my back my hands get the smallest shocks and I can hear it too. Sometimes I can just hear something thats sounds like pops/shocks on the blacket itself when I move it. Also outside I have just been getting shocked a lot, by touching other people(nonintencially) or getting out of the car. What could this be? I haven't had any surgery and no foreign objects have been put into my body. I'm only 14.

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TinkerbellsHelp answered Monday December 4 2006, 6:22 pm:
You're normal. Dont worry. But.. next time you get shocked by the blanket, lift it up and try to get shocked again, while looking at it. It looks cool because it lights up! Haha as you can probably tell, I've done it many times.

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karenR answered Saturday December 2 2006, 9:36 pm:
Don't worry. There is nothing wrong with you.

Static electricity is caused by a lot of things and I don't know all the technical whys or anything but it gets really bad this time of year. I don't no if its because the house has the heat on or what it is exactly.

I know the getting out of the car thing has actually caused fires at gas pumps. They now have signs at a
lot of them that advise you to touch your car before touching the pumps!

So it happens to us all. Its real irritating but perfectly normal. :)

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emilyy answered Saturday December 2 2006, 9:32 pm:
The same thing happens to me. If it's cold where you live or you are wearing synthetic fabrics (not cotton or a natural material) I heard that can cause it. The cold causes it because the air is dryer than in the summer (the summer is more humid).

To learn more about static electricity you can search it on google. You will find many useful sites.

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about it except wait out the cold weather.

Hopefully I helped :)

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WorriedChick89 answered Saturday December 2 2006, 9:32 pm:
well maybe that blanket you use is static so you get shocked when you use it. its just like rubbin your feet across a carpet. its nothing big. i get shocked every once and while too its normal no need to worry there is nothing wrong with you. your just gettin paranoid over nothing. hope i helped!

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