| How do fingers affect apples when we touch them?|
|Question Date: 2018-10-16|
The apple would get stuff from our fingers on it.
That's an interesting experiment: if you touch a
cut apple and wait, will you be able to see
where you touched it? What if you have
vinegar on your fingers or baking soda or sugar or
salt? It sounds like a fun experiment. I
might try it.
If fingers carry mold or other pathogens, then the
mold or what-have-you can infect the apple and
cause it to rot, but aside from that fingers are
This is a tough question. When we touch
objects, oils from our fingers can get
stuck on them. Also, touching an apple might
rub off some of the wax that is on
most apples from the grocery store. This might
speed up the spoilage process,
but I think you would have to touch an apple a lot
to rub off a significant amount of wax.
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