Hair on End

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  1. stingray

    stingray TPF Noob!

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    My mum is a primary school art teacher and she came home this evening and told me a story of how the language teacher at the school had taken photos of some of the children in a room upstairs in the brick building standing against a white board.
    The strange thing happened she said when she reviewed the photos on the computer. In all the shots, some of the children's hair was standing right on end.
    I at once thought it was static build up with the carpeted floor and the smooth flat plasticy white board. But the thing is, no-one noticed it at the time, it was only in the photos. It was confirmed though that the camera was using a flash.
    I'm just wondering what on Earth causes this to happen... I don't think I can post a picture example coz of all the kids involved but you probably get the idea. I'm really puzzled so if anyone has any idea I'd be very appreciative.
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    Static electricity is the only sensible explanation I can think of without seeing the picture!

    Rob
     
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    The PVC they use in dry erase boards is a great conductor of static electricity, matched with the cotton eraser they use to clean the board probably built up quite a bit of hair attracting energy.
     
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    yeah, but only in the picture! static would be the logical explanation but no one noticed it any other time but when they went back to the pictures.
     
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    The aliens had you under mind-control. Next time wear your protective foil hat!

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