I have an affliction that hurts my heart. It's static electricity. It makes me crazy. I just took my sweater off and it sounded like Rice Krispies snapping, crackling, and popping times 100 all over the place.
I just went online to read about what causes this wretched phenomenon and before I nodded off, I read a lot about atoms, electrons, blah, blah, blah. Pretty much all they had to say is that dry air breeds static. And before you nod off reading this post, here's the reason I'm even writing about this (besides the fact that static makes me want shave my head).
Check out these tips to eliminate static from http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/
"1) Walk barefoot. (Or, as silly as it may sound, cover your shoes with aluminum foil when possible) to reduce the static buildup. " (I promise you won't see me out anywhere with aluminum foil on my shoes.)
"2) Wear a thimble on your finger, or carry a coin, and use them to touch grounded metal objects as often as possible. This will not eliminate the static discharge, but will stop the pain you feel in your fingertips." (Really, please don't any of you walk around with a thimble on your finger unless for real doing some sewing?)
Basically, these tips were a bust. Maybe I'll just put humidifiers in every room of my house. And I totally realize that in the big scheme of things, this is not a big deal. But in my little day-to-day world, it stinks up a big one.