Travel Quiz, Why Do I Take Off My Shoes in Africa? I Work on a Computer
To ground yourself? Because it feels good? Because it cools your feet off? Because you can? Because you are FREE to do something that's illegal to do in the US? Well, I see that satellite dish up on the fence so it probably has something to do with your WiFi connectivity, reception type thing and/or grounding.
BTW, those tabletops look like solar panels. Are they? Solar powered tabletops where you plug in your laptop? And the n grounding with your bare feet?
To air out your feet and prevent athlete's foot? And/or probably what DebV says. "Feels good man :)"
So you can run faster if needed.
Because you same Andy as when a child. Want to drive your Mom crazy thinking of the answer. About as bad as when you wanted your siblings to figure out how far spit flew when someone sneezed which you asked everyone at the dinner table. OH GOLLY! we love you anyway.
I'm sure the answer will shock us! lol
Because they swell when you sit.
Why no shoes? RichGedney is closest, but we need to connect the dots. Many people here infer that it feels good, and maybe most of us can agree that walking in sand, or cool grass, or just taking our shoes off feels good. To understand this we need to understand the body. And Rich said, static electricity, why does this effect us, there is electricity in the body. The words to know to study is electrical chemical synapses, this explains the electricity of the body. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_synapse So, static electricity is an example that could prove the body has electric, that indeed the body is influence, if not controlled by electrical currents. And again, static electricity is just an example of the jumps of electricity that effects our body. In the end, getting near computers, touching wash machines, televisions, even standing in a room with electrical wires is causing more, or less electricity to influence our body. I do believe that we feel best when our feet are in a mud puddle, or when in sand, just on the concrete, we are better grounded to earth, we are at our natural state, more or less, shoes cause problems with how the human body function, and computers are horrible for this electrical in our body. So by taking off my shoes, I am adjusting the levels of electrify in my body, and it FEELS good. The small extremes of electricity flows from my body slowly, not like static electricity, but slowly if for an hour I have my feet grounded, the body is detoxified of electricity, it can go back to normal. Please, do not get all excited about this, but as simple as it gets, putting our feet in the sand, on the ground does make us feel better, and I believe it is because we allow the electricity to leave. It is the same for showers, a nice shower alters the ions of the body. DANGER --- I have been extremely shocked touching my computer, many times. One time in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso I stayed in a hotel room owned by a non-governmental organization, there room was made of clay, everything was clay, not covered not sealed, and moist to boot. The electricity jumps from light switches, from my computer, from everything to my well grounded barefoot body. Touching electrical deviced barefoot can give you a big shock. Therefore, take great care with these web sites about earthing, you could be making it possible to get a huge shock by buying their grounding stuff. But, on a simple level, just walking around barefoot, while not working on a computer plugged in does allow the body to equalize, and drain off extra energy. It feels good, and I believe it is because we have too much electrical forces near our bodies, the whole house is surrounded by electricity. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnZjY_q2WQk Please be very careful, getting grounded while working on electrical devices is like close to telling a person to stand in water barefoot in the bathroom, and dry their hair with an electrical blow drier, it can give you a huge shock when it jumps across the body. Fun stuff, and in the end, better to be barefoot in the grass, barefoot in the sand, to swim in the ocean does sooth the body electrically.
Traveling is learning. ~Kenyan Proverb
With all your honesty it is a shame there is no mountain retreat where you can charge $2000 a week per person for advice, room and meals. Too honest to be rich
If I were president of the U.S.and I wished to know about my bodies electric condition would sent for the chairs of electrical engineering and neuropsychiatric at MIT or should I would I order up an Aussie with a multimeter?