How did my plasma ball break my alarm clock?

So I have a plasma ball on my night stand, right next to my digital alarm clock, and I have noticed that when I play with it, it makes my alarm clock spazz out and hits buttons I didn't press. I had thought that was kind of weird and cool, but didn't give it too much thought. Then today I decided to mess... show more So I have a plasma ball on my night stand, right next to my digital alarm clock, and I have noticed that when I play with it, it makes my alarm clock spazz out and hits buttons I didn't press. I had thought that was kind of weird and cool, but didn't give it too much thought. Then today I decided to mess with it again and my clock was broken afterwards(it is not out of batteries). My clock never even touched the ball, but somehow the ball managed to short circuit my alarm clock. How is this possible?
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