In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re going bend water with a hairbrush!

This sounds crazy right? I mean how can we bend water with a hairbrush without touching it?!

Here’s what you’ll need:

– A clean head of hair

– A hairbrush

– Sink

See video above for the experiment.

Here’s how it works!

Everything in the world, including you, is made up of atoms! Those atoms contain protons, neutrons, and electrons. When you brush your hair, you collect the electrons, which carry a negative charge, on the hairbrush. Remember the old saying, opposites attract. When you put the comb next to a stream of water (without touching it), it is attracted to the positive charges in the water.

This attraction brings the water closer to the brush, thus bending the stream of water!!! This is the same concept of rubbing a balloon on your head and sticking it to a wall!

~ Meteorologist Candice Boling

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