Matt & Claire's Big Apple Experiment

17 May 2010, 06:00 | Updated: 27 June 2017, 12:25

Forget cosmetic surgery and expensive lotions and potions, learning to love yourself is the secret to youthful looks!

( The results from the experiment is at the bottom of the page )


And in order to test this Matt & Claire are took part in the Big Apple Experiment.

The idea is simple; cut an apple in half, talk lovingly to one half, hatefully to the other and watch it decay...

It's been suggested that the energy in our voice will cause the two halves to decay differently, i.e. the one you're nasty to will rot more quickly!

The Science bit...

The experiment is the brainchild of Nikki Owen, the UK’s leading specialist on the subject of Charisma and is based on the work of Dr Masaru Emoto, who suggests that the water molecules in water crystals could be directly affected by our thoughts, words and feelings, thus determining the shape of the crystal. The experiment works due to the high water content of the apple and can be related directly to the effect of positive thoughts towards ourselves and others.

Science over...PHEW!

Listen to Matt and Claire chatting to Nikki HERE

For more info see Nikki's website here



Well looking closely at our 2 halves of an apple they do appear to be slightly different .. with the hate apple looking a little browner and worse for wear than the love half !   It's a little close to call though I think

See what you think:


So, how can you take part? ..

1. Cut an apple in half, creating 2 pieces
2. Seal them in jars labeled Love & Hate
3. Every day talk lovingly to the Love half, and say nasty things to the Hate half
4. Repeat daily for one week!