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My cat is shedding, could I rub him on a Van De Graaff generator to remove the loose hair? Answered

I thought this might work because the hair keeps sticking to stuff because of static electricity. If you put a charge in the generator, then rubbed the cat on it, would the hair stick to it? Then when you turned it off would the hair fall off?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 11 years ago

If you can persuade your cat to sit on top of the VdG, the build-up of charge should make loose hairs fly off and accumulate on the nearest good Earth (ground) point.

Either that, or the charged, fluff-ball cat will go utterly insane and destroy the room.

Make sure you video it.


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RedneckEngineer
RedneckEngineer

Answer 11 years ago

+1  The comic potential here is ENORMOUS! 

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

So is the injury potential. To the human. Cats got claws.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 11 years ago

There will be a revolution in quantum physics the day they manage to account for the superposition of the third state of Schrodinger's Cat; alive, dead and bloody furious.

[Joke copyright T Pratchett Esq]

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 11 years ago

Too late! I'm selling T shirts that say - Schrodinger's cat is bloody furious (and needs to go out and pee).

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

Note that quantum effects have recently been confirmed in a macroscopic object. As someone else observed, it's a good time for cats to stay out of boxes.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

+2
I smell a new internet meme in the making....

"I can haz  200,000 volts?"

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Joe Martin
Joe Martin

11 years ago

Or you could just groom your cat, Mine are old and leave fur EVERYWHERE. I would recommend a brush like the one below, my cats love it!


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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

Absolutely. Most cats _love_ a good curry-combing, once they get used to it.

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bowmaster
bowmaster

Answer 11 years ago

But I won't get to use science!!!

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

True, but remenber: There aren't many old empiricists.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

You need to brush your cat.

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 11 years ago

You are correct sir!  And if they don't have a proper cat brush they should give the cat a cat bath with their own tongue.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Answer 11 years ago

Ha ha. Or get one of those electric boot scrapers they have at golf courses. Cats would love those.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Have you got one? (VDG)
Use sticky-tape...

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