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Fun with stocking


Let us do some fun with your stocking and learn the science behind it.


  • Nylon stocking (One)
  • One polyethylene bag (Make sure it is transparent)


  • At first, stroke the stocking briskly for some time using the bag.
  • Now, hold it in the air and see what happens.

Observation & explanation

You will notice that the stocking appears to fill out as if there is a leg inside it. What is the reason behind it? Since like charges always repel one another, it results in the expansion of the stocking’s sides. This is because of a heavy static charge on your stocking.


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