May 02, 2006

One-thousand one.... one-thousand two

With the Five Second Rule of dropped food, does the food have to be picked up within five seconds, or do you just have to say "Five Second Rule" within the five seconds? What if you're alone?

And what about dropped food that lands on the table? Is it still just 5 seconds or do you get extra time because the table should be cleaner than the floor?

And a Spacemonkey corrolary, (not that I think he would ever bring himself so low as to read this blog) would you wipe up gravy off the table with your finger and lick it? Assuming all the Five Second Rule criteria were met.

Posted by GEBIV at May 2, 2006 02:57 PM | TrackBack

Mythbusters actually did a test on the 5-second rule.

Seems it's not so much about the time as it is about the wetness of the food that's dropped, which determines how much bacteria it picks up.

Personally, I'll eat off any surface. It helps exercise my immune system :-)

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