Washing Your Hands Triggers Trillions Of Tiny Molecular Explosions

Feb 9th 2022

There once was a Coronavirus that landed on a human’s hand with a few hundred thousand of its colleagues. It sat, idle, waiting for the right environment to enslave its new host’s cells into making copies of itself. Unfortunately for the virus, the first liquid it encountered was not a human circulatory system but rather a molecular Molotov cocktail: soap.

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