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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 02:47 AM
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37. Oh, oh! An electrical engineer, I got a question...
When I was a kid, I used to mess with electricity all the time, fascinated with it really. Wasn't stupid enough to stick a butterknife in an outlet or anything, but I did something similar but most likely just as stupid. Anyways, I used to pull the plug out for a lamp, about halfway, so that the light was still on, I then stuck my finger sideways, moving it towards the flat side of the now exposed prong, only one of them though. Anyways, something weird happened that I just couldn't figure out, I could never touch the prong itself, once my finger was on the cusp of touching it, it would vibrate back and forth, really rapidly, and I just couldn't get it any closer. It reminded me of two magnets of the same polarity when you try to get them close to each other.

There were no sparks, and I really didn't feel anything from the finger when this happens, besides the vibration, it would be a blur really, and would get really wild with the pinky finger, since it had more room to move, so to speak. I came up with a theory, back at the age of ten, that I was polarized, either positive or negative, at the time, from either static electricity, or, more likely, from by own bio-electric charge, of sorts, and as such, I tried to touch the same polarity I was with the prong, and we repelled each other. I don't know if this actually is possible, the voltages are RADICALLY different, I don't think I emit 120 volts! I also never suffered any aftereffects from these "experiments".
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