My dad performed that same experiment with similar results. I guess that theorem has been proven scientifically.
Not so fast. I once dumped an entire cup of coffee with milk on my keyboard. But then I had the presence of mind to unplug it right away without touching any keys. I had read on TSL that as long as it didn't short circuit, it should be ok. So I took it immediately over to the kitchen sink and ran it completely under water to clean it (what did I have to lose, right?) Brought it back to my office and set it on end to dry. Later, I plugged it back in and it worked! There was one or two sticky keys though, so I took it back to the sink and repeated the process. All keys now worked. And I used that keyboard for another year before I got my new computer.
Luckily this all happened when I had gotten in to work early and no one was around to witness the event! Win/win
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