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The Five Second Rule: Don’t Start The Countdown

The Five Second Rule: if food falls on the floor you can safely eat it if you pick it up within five seconds.  I wrote a popular post on this last year and it’s a topic that resurfaces all of the time — recently in The New York Times. The Truth About Five Seconds (or […]

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The Five Second Rule: A Bunch of Baloney!

Also the three second, eight second, and you name the number rule.  No kidding. So why is it a bunch of baloney that when you drop a slice of bologna on the floor as you are making a sandwich for lunch, even if you reclaim it right away — certainly in three or five seconds, […]

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