Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:54 am
by Yaniv
Thommo wrote:Ok, here's another simple one.

If you rub a balloon on your jumper it acquires a static charge. In the conventional theory, this static charge will allow it to cling to a wall or ceiling (assume the balloon is filled with air, so would otherwise fall down).

If you're right, this balloon when charged statically would react to the large static charge of the Earth. Again you could easily verify whether this happens in your own home.

The static charge on a balloon brought at close proximity to a wall interacts more strongly with charged particles in the wall than with the earth.