I Fucking Love Science

This scientific explanation may be lacking in detail, but the images are effective at getting the concept across.

Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material.

The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge.

Electric

For modeling the effect of static discharge on sensitive electronic devices, a human being is represented as a capacitor of 100 picofarads, charged to a voltage of 4,000 to 35,000 volts. When touching an object this energy is discharged in less than a microsecond.

Are you still having a little trouble understanding this?
If so, the next photo may help.

Static Electricity 640

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