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As I Was Eating Some Black Cherries

  1. Jul 31, 2009 #1
    I noticed that the seeds that were drying on the plate for a couple of hours were stuck to the plate.

    How come?
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2009 #2
    My guess is, the cherries contain sugar. The liquid around the pip dries leaving the sticky sugar to stick them to the plate. Why do things stick? I'm guessing surface tension, chemical bonding or static electricity, with sugar I'm thinking it's surface tension.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2009 #3
    Have you tried this with Bing Cherries?
     
  5. Jul 31, 2009 #4
    Now it all makes sense! Thanks.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2009 #5
    lol...I love this forum already.
     
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