How to Avoid Being Shocked When Exiting Your Car

Chris Higgins
YouTube // Physics Girl
YouTube // Physics Girl / YouTube // Physics Girl

When you get out of your car, do you get a static jolt when you touch the door? If so, this video will change your life. In it, Dianna Cowern, the Physics Girl on YouTube, explains why a typical car-exit can cause shocks, and demonstrates a very simple solution. Check it out:

This is also a rare YouTube video in which the comments are actually useful. Shock-prone people in the comments suggest a variety of remedies for common static problems, including: Use a coin or house keys to touch a shocking surface first; Carry anti-static dryer sheets (they do work!); Touch shocking surfaces using your knuckles (from personal experience, this is hit-or-miss); and more.