It’s an age-old question that’s been debated by scientists for decades now:
Is The Five-Second Rule for real?
You know The Five-Second Rule. It’s that classic urban legend that says food dropped on the floor is still “safe” to eat, as long as you pick it up before the passage of–you guessed it–five seconds. It’s based on reports that germs take at least six seconds to transfer from one surface to another. Well now, a new study conducted by final-year Biology students at Aston University in Birmingham, England, has concluded that this is, in fact, a legit claim! What a relief!
On the heels of their in-depth probe, they report the following:
Hallelujah! Now we can all feel free to chow down on that delicious floor-spiced bagel, right?
Well, maybe not. This may provide some new “scientific evidence” that Five-Second Rule proponents can point to as they munch on a mouthful of Linoleum-Flavored Nachos…but there will always remain others who will never be convinced. Consider this Clemson University study conducted back in 2007:
So, the new Aston study will undoubtedly have its detractors…and that means it’s up to you to decide whether a Bologna and Hardwood Sandwich is something you want in your life. Some of the other interesting findings from the new study:
Well played, Aston students. Well played. Using women to further the cause, when here I had always thought this was exclusively a man’s game. Truly genius.
Now, take 6 minutes out of your day to watch George Carlin wax poetic about germs:
Then, take five seconds to write your snappiest comment below.
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