An easy way to make static electricity
Hey there! This post was written in 2007, so it may contain information that is no longer accurate or thoughts that no longer reflect how I feel. As human beings, we're constantly learning and bettering ourselves through experiences and interactions with the world and each other.
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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.
- 1 cat
- 1 carpet floor
- 1 human willing to torture a cat
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 :)