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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I go through life opdofo-ing and clodohi-ing. Not all the time, just at certain times - and no light switches are involved.
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Opening and closing doors relevant?
Using body parts other than your hands to do that?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe opening doors with your foot and closing doors with your hip?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Opening and closing doors relevant? Yes! Maybe I made this too easy?
Using body parts other than your hands to do that? Yes!

Maybe opening doors with your foot using my prehensile toes? I wish! but no and closing doors with your hip? That part is right.

But why do I do this?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe forearm instead of foot?

Because your hands are full? Carrying heavy stuff?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 2:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe forearm instead of foot? Yes!

Because your hands are full? Carrying heavy stuff?No to both. HINT: The reason is sort of related to my "Not a versponse" puzzle.
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you have something on your hands that you don't wish to transfer to the door or door handles? a cosmetic product? fake tan? sun tan lotion? nail polish?

Or... The handles are really cold so you don't want to touch them? or...is static electricity relevant?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is hygiene relevant?
Had you just sneezed into your hand?
Or touched a used hanky?

Or is it the other way round?
Do you now want to touch the handles to avoid getting something from the handles onto your hand?
Do you opdofo and clodohi in your apartment?
Do you do it with doors in public places?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 11:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm honoured to be named in another title.

I don't have any questions as I suspect one of the outstanding set of questions will have scored a bullseye
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is hygiene relevant?
Had you just sneezed into your hand?
Or touched a used hanky? No to all

Or is it the other way round?
Do you now want to touch the handles to avoid getting something from the handles onto your hand? No to all
Do you opdofo and clodohi in your apartment? Not so often.
Do you do it with doors in public places? Mostly

I'm honoured to be named in another title. And I made sure to give you all your names! =)

I don't have any questions as I suspect one of the outstanding set of questions will have scored a bullseye See below

you have something on your hands that you don't wish to transfer to the door or door handles? a cosmetic product? fake tan? sun tan lotion? nail polish? No to all.

Or... The handles are really cold so you don't want to touch them? or...is static electricity relevant? That's it!

************SPOILER***************
I hate winter, even our mild winters, because I shock myself all winter long, on doors with metal handles. Whenever possible, I try to open them with something other than my fingers, though that isn't always possible with car doors, or I try to break the circuit somehow. It's usually possible to close them with a hipswing.


And that closes this puzzle. Good job, all, especially Andy!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I also suffer from static electricity during the winter. Some tips:
* What you wear on your feet indoors matters. Walking around barefoot or in thin cotton socks helps a lot.
* Electricity is generated when dissimilar materials are brought in contact or disengaged - friction/rubbing is not necessary, it just makes for more intimate contact. Rising from a fabric-padded chair, or taking off a sweater or jacket often causes you to get charged
*If you touch a big metal object while you do this, you will not get shocked (or, at most, get soms small shocks form the garment itself). Holding onto the metal edge of the car door while you get out works great.
*Be careful when filling up the car, a static spark is enough to ignite the fumes. I saw a video of a woman straightening her sweater and then grabbing the pump handle - poof! Touch some metal away from the tank first.
*If you have been charged, you'll get less of a shock if you let the spark jump from a metal object you're holding. I like to discharge using my keys. Doing this slowly will hurt more, do it casually and you'll not be to focused on the pain of the shock.

Antistatic shoes exist, but they are specialty items for electronics workers. It may be possible (I haven't tested) to use some copper wire or alu foil going from inside the shoe to underneath the sole.
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 4:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the tips, Galfisk, from someone who really knows what winter is! I will try some of them.
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 4:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the tips, Galfisk, from someone who really knows what winter is! I will try some of them.

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