It happens when you least expect it. You are busy at work, at home or at school, minding your own business, when bam, it happens. Whether you touch another person or an inanimate object, it can be a "shocking" experience! During the winter months, it is often hard to avoid. And every once in a while, it can even make your hair stand straight up! So what is it?
Besides Word Nerd Day, it's also National Static Electricity Day. Shocking! While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, static electricity is, well, we'll leave that to the experts to explain.