I am a human electric cell

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I am a human electric cell

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Sometime I get a truly small sliver on metal in my finger, so small I do not even feel it.
My all around drinking glass is a double walled stainless steel tumbler.
When I grab it with my hand I immediately feel the spot where the sliver is. Is like an electrical sensation similar to when you place your tongue on a 9V battery but much reduced.

Do not tell me you never licked a 9V battery.
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Is it different if your drink is hot or cold?
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Can't say. I drink cold from stainless steel. I drink hot from ceramic cups. It just happens to be the way I do.
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tornitore45 wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 7:39 pmDo not tell me you never licked a 9V battery.

I have never licked anything that is electrically energized.  I value my taste buds.  They are some of the few parts of my aged body that are still functional.  :D
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But how do you know if you have not tried the taste test?

You might be really missing something..

Decades ago I had a friend's father who was in charge of school maintenance. This included the wet cell batteries that drove the emergency lights ..

He routinely tested through SG of the electrolyte by dipping his finger in and...you guessed it ..licking it.

Then rinsing his mouth out with baking soda.

When I met him he as well into retirement and still had his teeth, lips,gums and keen sense of taste.

His wife DIDajsovremark that he liked spicy food later in life.
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