Sunday, March 21, 2010

Socks that Kill












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Here is another stereotypical cartoon about the amazing powers of static electricity. Each year, several hundred people are killed in the U.S. alone by not using some form of anti-static device in the dryer. Usually, you just get a little crackle and pop when you pull the clothes out of the drum, but when conditions are just right, you could be in for a shock of up to 12,000 volts, which is nearly five times as much as is used in prison electric chairs! Beware, citizens, your next load of laundry could be your last!

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just posted a comment to check if i'm the first one to post it. Your-oft-absent-in-comments-but-present-in-silent-admiration-fan Dee Sh

rob said...

"Piraro/ Not responsible for destroyed garments or lives"
Hahahaha

Kelsey said...

What a way to die! Yet another reason not to do laundry.

KiltBear said...

Does the K2 used twice count towards the six? I'm short one at the moment...

eye, pie, dynamite, saucer, k2 (x2???)

Anonymous said...

Voltage doesn't kill you, Current does... For example, the shock from rubbing your feet on a carpet then touching someone is around 1000 V, but the current is really low.

Piraro said...

@KiltBear...yes, if a symbol appears twice, you count it twice.

@Anonymous...I didn't know that, thanks for the info. I learn a lot from these comments. :)

shipping troll said...

Had a Science Teacher in school who used to say, "Don't worry about the Voltage boy, it's the Amperes that's gonna kill ya!"

Crazy Vegan Mom said...

ok, so now that you brought it up, what do you use in the dryer to control static? I have a horrible issue with static, but dryer sheets contain tallow, and as a vegan I don't use them. This really has been bugging me!