Static electricity, or static, is a phenomenon of the physical world but whose effects can appear paranormal. Static is the culprit behind bad hair days, doorknob zaps, the destruction of nearly one thousand dollars in computer memory at an ex-friend’s home a few Saturdays ago, and more recently, caused Elizabeth Hurley’s dress to rise at the most inappropriate time while flicking a switch at Bloomingdale for a good cause.
In the tropics, static electricity is less of a problem than in temperate countries but it can still be a menace to the air-conditioned and carpeted affluent due to dry air and excessive rubbing. Static electricity has been known to make things rise against its will and this has caused some scientist to think within the box. Static electricity is a naturally occurring menace and must be controlled to save friendships, prevent embarrassing moments, but mainly, it must be controlled to prevent unscrupulous bloging.