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Explanation for Water Bending with Static Electricity

It’s interesting to note the differing views regarding the explanation for how a thin stream of water can get bent when a charged object is placed near it. It started with these two videos from Veritasium:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xp_imnO6WE

This video then sets out to disprove Veritasium’s model of ions being removed from the water stream.

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