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Both the bathtub and the washing machine serve as tiny “grounds” on their own since they can accumulate an electrical charge on their surfaces. Both can also attract or emit electrons to the air so they are “grounded” to the air to complete the circuit just enough to keep the LED lit. There may also be some leakage through the conductors.

Mitko Gorgiev has demonstrated that you don’t need the ground for a “ground” and that an “open” circuit can carry a current.

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7 minutes ago, bangstrom said:

Both the bathtub and the washing machine serve as tiny “grounds” on their own since they can accumulate an electrical charge on their surfaces. Both can also attract or emit electrons to the air so they are “grounded” to the air to complete the circuit just enough to keep the LED lit. There may also be some leakage through the conductors.

Mitko Gorgiev has demonstrated that you don’t need the ground for a “ground” and that an “open” circuit can carry a current.

Correction: I meant leakage through the insulators.

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