Posted: Oct 18, 2018 4:04 am
by BWE
Thommo wrote:Yeah, so wiggle it about a bit, it would then - if you're right about the Earth having a large positive electric charge - react to the magnetic field.

Failing that you could also look into whether electrons are all attracted to the Earth with a large force, as well. This would be an easily observable effect in the scientific literature.

Use a pair of scissors to cut a live electric cord. That would do it.