I was reviewing first posts here, and eating a juicy and salty (table salt) tomato at the same time. Suddenly, I realized that a few table salt crystals have been poured down on my mousepad.
I got curious and I rotated the laptop $90°$. I witnessed that the salt is somehow resisting to fall! Not sticked (very firmly attached) though, and the mousepad wasn't wet and didn't contain any possible chemicals that could cause the "attaching";
except that apparently the mousepad is "soaked" with the sebum produced by the tip of my fingers. Sebum, however, is a mixture of non-polar lipids such as fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols, sterol esters, wax esters and squalene. (See here also)
There can be another reason which lies in the electrical field that my laptop produces, and this could affect a compound like table salt that is primarily ionic. (No clue how, am I missing an easy chemistry concept?)
So, is there any possible "mild" (as in invisible) reaction, either chemical or physical, as a reason of the phenomenon? Or is this behavior because of the composition of table salt?
Note that I'm certain about the existence of such thing, though research showed nothing relevant in the Net.