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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:12 PM

Scientific advances on the 5 Second Rule!

"If youíve ever consumed food after dropping it on floor and then wondered what sorts of diseases you might be contracting, hereís a new study that may put your mind at ease (or not). New research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wivesí tale, often called the ďfive second rule,Ē which suggests that itís ok to pick up dropped food as long as itís within a five-second limit. Many people halfheartedly teach their kids this first ďruleĒ of food safety, because, hey, itís better to risk disease than to waste food.

Whole article by Alice G. Walton of Forbes at

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siligut Mar 2014 #1
Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #2

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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:00 PM

1. Is it bacon? Did anyone see you? Did the cat lick it?

Gotta love the flow chart


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Sun Mar 16, 2014, 07:10 AM

2. That's an awfully generous flowchart.

I'm gonna have to drop food on the floor more often!

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