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Here's why we get those annoying electric shocks — and how we can prevent them

There are a lot of reasons to hate winter. It’s cold. It’s dark. And for some reason, every time you trek through the cold to touch a doorknob or a car handle, you get an uncomfortable shock. This is all thanks to static electricity, which LiveScience explains is when electric charge builds up on the surface of an object. Take this sad tale of a boy and his trampoline for instance.
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