Five Second Rule

When It Comes To Food, There's No Such Thing As A 'Five-Second Rule'

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living

Eating food off the floor is just plain gross.

The 5-Second Rule And Those Who Love It Vindicated By Science

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living

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...

Quick Study: Does The '5 Second Rule' Exist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Living

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, h...

The Truth About the Five-Second Rule

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

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.'"