Do you yelp every time you touch a car door handle? These shocks usually happen because you and the car seat have picked up opposite charges during the ride. To prevent the zap, either make contact in a way that lets the charge balance out harmlessly, or prevent the static gathering in the first place.
Last updated: August 3, S tatic electricity can be brilliantly useful: photocopiers and laser printers wouldn't work without it. But think about lightning for a moment and you'll see it can also be pretty scary. Although static isn't harmful by itself, when large amounts of it build up and suddenly discharge you can get dramatic and dangerous sparks it takes about volts to make a spark just 1mm long.
Antistatic straps attached to automobiles, discharging built-up static electricity to the ground, were a big thing in the s and s, but are less common today, allegedly because the rubber of modern car tires conduct electricity. When did this change take place and who was the inventor of a the straps, b the idea to make tires conductive? The article on tires contains many details from the history, but not this, as far as I can see.
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