Re: Don't give me no static ...
On one occasion I touched a laptop and felt/heard a flash of static. The computer stopped dead.
Fortunately laptop could be restarted and was apparently undamaged. Culprit, pair of trainers with (presumably) synthetic soles, walking on a wool carpet.
Note also that opening envelopes with self-adhesive flap generates static -- try opening one in the dark
(don't ask !) .