Thursday, May 17, 2007

Five Second Rule? More actually

This is possibly the most practical and groundbreaking discovery in science, ever... The five second rule has been verified and extended. For those of you know don't know, when you drop a piece of food on the floor, you call "five second rule" and if you pick it up before five seconds, it's still good to eat. And yes, the rule is now scientifically accurate, and is renamed the thirty second rule (even if your food is wet).

The basics of the experiment, a sample of wet food (an apple slice) and dry food (a Skittle) were used. The foods were dropped on a floor of a food court and swabbed at intervals of 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds. Turns out, after one minute, the apple picked up bacteria, so that's the top bar. And the skittle, well, you have five minutes.

After years of people castigating me for picking food back up and eating it, I finally have proof that it is safe. I feel so right now! Beware...

(Thanks to Sciguy)

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