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Eating food off the floor is just plain gross.
We've all done it: a piece of food falls on the floor and we immediately pick it up while possibly saying "Five-second rule!" While it's been believed that eating food on the floor for five seconds is...
We've just lost our last excuse to eat off the floor. As reported by The Atlantic, YouTube science video series Vsauce and host Michael Stevens, has decided to answer the question nobody ever wanted...
So much for the five-second rule. Another urban mommy myth bites the big one. Seems anything that drops on the floor -- be it the cookie or the soother -- is contaminated long before those five seconds are up. According to the medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Health System, Jorge Parada. "When it comes to folklore, the 'five-second rule' should be replaced with 'when in doubt, throw it out.'"