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Static electricity: Cordobeses spark

If you ever visited Cordoba, I'm sure some Cordovan gave you a little kick, unintentionally. How does static electricity work?

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In Cordoba Capital, and in some other cities, the phenomenon of static electricity is a reality. We are already used to sparkling. But others don't. That's why many people are scared when a handle, key or even someone else generates an  electric shock   . It also happens with some fabrics, such as fleece or wool. If you take out a piece of these materials at night, there is a  light show .

But what makes us throw sparks? It's static electricity. A physical phenomenon, caused by the imbalance between positive and negative loads that objects have. And it's not because we Cordobeses are unbalanced, huh?

 And then why?  

Because of the weather. Air makes us charge or discharge energy, depending on whether it is dry or wet. If  it is wet , it will make us unload with different objects when it comes into contact with tiny particles of water. If it is dry, you will not find where to unload, and our body will accumulate all that energy charge. Our climate varies a lot. That's why we sometimes spark more.

 Between spark and spark , we received the different seasons of the year. Sometimes, a greeting can be turned into an electric shock. A kiss, on  a kick . That is why you need to pay attention and try  not to wear conductive garments  when the  weather is dry . Some people load and download more than others, and for that, we have no explanation.

 We throw you some tips to not spark so much: 

  • Do not wear rubber footwear that is insulating and prevents us from unloading onto the floor. Which is why we accumulate more static electricity.
  • Avoid wearing synthetic clothing, such as fleece. Also avoid wool.
  • Wear cotton stockings.
  • Use caution to touch a metal surface from time to time.
  • Wait for the weather to humidify.

And, if you like Cordoba,   put up with the sparkle  .

Publication Date: 31/12/2019

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