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Why am I not shocked if I stick something in the hot side of an outlet and hold a paperclip in the other hand?

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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.

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June 10, 2015 4:23PM

You need to stop dangerous experiments with live electricity.