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Tom Saaristo
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Haha! It DOES seem so 80’s! I wonder why. It must have been the clothing materials and the type of hair products people were wearing and using back them. I remember having static cling in my clothes and my hair back in the 80’s, but now it’s very rare if I encounter it at all! I just love how you’ve put it in its place: “Static cling is SO 80’s”! What a hoot!

laura k.
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i think it was INVENTED in the 80s. that’s when it became a problem, according to the marketing people, who decided to create it and then create products to eliminate it. i am no scientist, but i believe that static is somehow related to winter [dry air, electrons, stuff like that”>. i only get shocks in the winter in my apartment and other places. static pretty much doesn’t exist in summer.

l.wells
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yes its is the dry air. my car door shocks me sometime in the winter. my old acura never shocked me like my volkswagen does. i wonder why. prolly b.c japanese cars are better AND nicer.

laura k.
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just one more mark against winter…

Tom Saaristo
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I saw a billboard yesterday for a shampoo that helps eliminate static. I guess the problem still exists! Who knew!?

donna
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i totally remember that commercial with the lady in the beige pumps getting all pissed off about her skirt being staticky. what a bother! but thanks to beef tallow, no more static! http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/may98/892692114.Ch.r.html yay for cows! i still think it’s cool to see static electricity in the dark though!

unlikelymoose
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i’m stupid for saying this, but i think less people have wall-to-wall carpeting in their homes, so there’s less instances of static cling

laura k.
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i have wall-to-wall carpeting.

unlikelymoose
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i don’t

laura k.
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if i touch my computer or mouse before de-shocking myself [touching the file cabinet first”>, one of my external drive unmounts itself. it’s weird.