An Easy Way to Make Static Electricity

I will now show you how to generate large amounts of static electricity with common household items and minimal effort.  I haven’t figured out any practical use for this yet, but it’s fun…kind of.

Requirements

  • 1 cat
  • 1 carpet floor
  • 1 human willing to torture a cat

Procedure

Earn cat’s trust by laying next to him on the floor.  Pet gently until cat is semi-conscious and nearing slumber.  Now, using one hand on the cat’s lower back, quickly begin spinning in a fast, clockwise motion.

Note: cat may get pissed off.  For best results, use one that is declawed and/or defanged.

Now, if you do it right, after a couple of spins you will begin generating static electricity.  In fact, if the cat you used is a good conductor, you will both be in for a bit of a shock.  I love science.

Disclaimer: no long term testing has been done to determine the effects of this method on the longevity of the cat.  Do not attempt this if your cat has a history of heart problems, critical medical conditions, or is pregnant.  Not responsible for electric shock resulting from this procedure.

Now go.  Have fun :)