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Bucket of fake urine balancing on the door. :P

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That is one of them, but I also know several others. The majority of the traps I know are for the purpose of alerting an intruder. These include stringing the door so that opening cause the light to turn on, or opening the door triggers a measuring tape to recoil.
I also know how to wire a doorknob to deliver a minor electric shock to any potential intruders.

I don't have a manual or anything, I have to concoct one using various implements in my room. It always helps to have a full toolbox however.

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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I also know how to wire a doorknob to deliver a minor electric shock to any potential intruders.
Yeah, the battery and foil. My uncle used to do that one all the time. :P

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Our school had carpeted floors that really built up static when you walked over them on dry summer days. I got zapped by a door handle so hard once that my finger kept hurting for several minutes.

From then on I made it a practice to keep contact with metal (railings, locker doors) while walking, at all times. Unfortunately, this eventually turned into a minor OCD problem.

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

From then on I made it a practice to keep contact with metal (railings, locker doors) while walking, at all times.
It's a lot easier to jump into the air right before you touch something metal. This discharges any static that you may have built up.

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Now how strange do you think that would appear to fellow pupils. That might even earn you a nickname.

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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Our school had carpeted floors that really built up static when you walked over them on dry summer days. I got zapped by a door handle so hard once that my finger kept hurting for several minutes.

From then on I made it a practice to keep contact with metal (railings, locker doors) while walking, at all times. Unfortunately, this eventually turned into a minor OCD problem. So you could argue that minor electric shocks are really effective at getting you to do things, in a very Pavlovian way.

Whoa, the same thing happened to me. There's some very static-y chairs at school and Hebrew school. At first I'd touch the metal screws on them in order to get shocked, and then sit down safely. Now, I'm more skittish for some reason. My jacket's really bad, too, so I run my hand up my locker before putting it on the hook. I guess I've been a successful shock-absorber.

I'm starting to quit, though! Definitely!

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Normally, I don't much mind static shocks. (In fact, I was one of those kids who slid down the plastic slide then ran to touch something metal immediately afterwards.) But I learned very quickly to be careful around my rug and chair whenever I had my headphones connected to my computer, because shocks to the inside of the ear are just unpleasant.

Dikiyoba.

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The most powerful static shocks I have received are from trampolines.

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

headphones connected to my computer, because shocks to the inside of the ear are just unpleasant.

Dikiyoba.

Side question about electromagnetism: Can a static discharge cause the speaker to make a noise?

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Normally, I don't much mind static shocks. (In fact, I was one of those kids who slid down the plastic slide then ran to touch something metal immediately afterwards.) But I learned very quickly to be careful around my rug and chair whenever I had my headphones connected to my computer, because shocks to the inside of the ear are just unpleasant.

Dikiyoba.

I remember you talking about the game. I thought there was a metal pole and kids flung themselves against it like amateur pole dancers.

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For some reason I keep getting static shocks while at work. Like all the damn time. I get so many shocks from the scanner that I literally fear touching it. I know it sounds childish, but after 20 it starts getting to you.
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