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Do you follow the 5 second rule?

If food drops on the floor, will you eat it if picked up immediately? Do you let your kids?

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Dr.Donna

Asked by Dr.Donna at 11:14 AM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Yes. I'm really not all that into germs.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:16 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • It scientifically proven that you can safely eat food that has been on the floor for no longer than 10 seconds. However, I don't let my children do it only because one dd is 3, the other is 1 and I don't want them thinking they can pick up anything off the floor and eat it, lol. When they're older and understand the concept though, I will let them on certain foods. Not stuff like semi-solids are anything like that (like dropping a sandwich jelly side down, eww)
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 11:18 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Depends on what kind of floor and food, lol.
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 11:25 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • it has been proven...my fiance dropped mike n ike on the floor of the mall and i said "five second rule" and picked it up and ate it....this was before we were even dating and we were just friends haha so i guess it didn't gross him out too much
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:27 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I'm not a germ freak at all
    TALuke

    Answer by TALuke at 11:44 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • It depends on how clean the floor looks and how appealing the food is.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 11:48 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • no
    ruby_diamond43

    Answer by ruby_diamond43 at 12:42 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • it depends what the food is,where Im at and how clean the floor is...
    afwife58701

    Answer by afwife58701 at 2:30 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

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