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Re: What made the wooden toothpic move towards humans.

Date: Wed Jun 27 07:40:41 2012
Posted By: Frank Berauer, Technology Transfer Engineer Semiconductors/Microelectronics
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1340741364.Ph

Probably electrostatic attraction.
Did he rub the toothpick on an electric isolator (e.g. synthetic cloth) 
before doing this? If so, he created the electrostatic charge.

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