Greetings and salutations, freddyshouse nublings. I'm hoping someone who's got more of a science brain than me (which does include frogs and Jade Goody, as an indicator of how bad I am) can help me out. For the book I'm writing, Tom's Dad works in a sock factory, and is trying to patent the Anti-Static-Shock Sock(TM), with the grand aim of stopping those annoying those annoying sparks everytime you touch a door handle or someones eye. Except, I have no clue how you would stop static shock, and I fear seven year old kids writing to me to explain just exactly how I'm a tool. I've been warned they are very good at doing that kind of thing. It doesn't need to be particularly good, the less practical ideas might actually be better, but I'm of the school of thought where static electricity is harvested by static fairies, so I'm just dribbling out of the side of my mouth everytime I try to design something. I did have a basic idea, of a sock, with a thing coming out of it like bumper cars have, except trailing across the floor instead of the ceiling, but I have no idea if that would work, or make someone spontaneously combust. Please help me? Someone design an anti-static-shock sock (TM)?