The closest thing I have found in the archives is [url=http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdowny.html]this.*
Howstuffworks.com has a near identical article.
I don’t give a crap about the “Downy BALL”
I just want to know how the liquid product itself works.
FTR: I am not inquiring about how anti-static dryer sheets work either.