Update: That shocking video about ESD

041415blog esd part two
Mehdi Sadaghdar

Yesterday we posted a collection of anecdotes from IT pros telling of the times they have witnessed – or have claimed to have witnessed – damage done by electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Only this morning did I remember this semi-famous YouTube video – seen 2 million-plus times – and that I did a post about it a few years back:

There was considerable debate in 2013 about whether the guy in the video was shocking himself on purpose or for the laughs. So I emailed him and asked. He insisted it was legit.

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