Asked in Electrical Engineering
Why am I not shocked if I stick something in the hot side of an outlet and hold a paperclip in the other hand?
June 11, 2015 9:13AM
Holding anything in the air with the other hand will have little
relation to being grounded. It's what the rest of your body is
doing, with relation to ground, that will affect you.
What kind of something you have stuck in the socket and how conductive it is, will have more relation to whether you are shocked.