I Said Mean Things to an Apple for Weeks to See if It Rotted Faster | VICE https://www.vice.com/read/the-great-new-age-apple-experiment
"I found an experiment inspired by Emoto's work online: the 25-day apple experiment. You smack-talk one apple and give the other loads of love, and after 25 days, one should be moldy and rank, and the other less so. Plenty of bloggers and do-gooders have tried it, and they all claim it's legit. So I bought an apple and cut it exactly in half, dropping each half into labeled jars, so I could keep track of where to aim my magical mind powers." ‎· ronin