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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Max Leung, Oct 24, 2003.
If You Drop It, Should You Eat It? Scientists Weigh In on the 5-Second Rule.
This reminds me of a joke:
Now, when a fruit fly lands on the rim of your wine glass, will you continue to drink?
I think it matters if the food dropped is wet or mushy, which would probably pick up dirt and germs faster than something dry and hard.
I keep a straw in my pocket incase I spill my beer.
I'll eat something I drop onto my own floor [depends on what it is and where I drop it]. If I'm at someone elses house or in public, I'll never eat anything if it's dropped.
Like the Oreo commercial...I have a hard time teaching my 5 year old not to pick up the Oreo on the floor...when I am thinking..."That's a perfectly good Oreo".
I'm thinking of a Seinfeld episode.
I would never eat anything that fell on the ground, it would be way too risky. Maybe I should clean my floor.
Anything that doesn't soak things up .... toast, hard candy, dry cereal, even cooked food like ckicken fingers are OK to follow the 5 second rule.
If it's a liquid, or a sauce, buttered bread, and sorry Ron EVEN beer just get picked up and thrown out.
Like others, I only do it if it's not wet and/or mushy. I don't wanna eat a fuzzy, dusty piece of food. I usually let my dogs eat up most of the food I drop on the floor. They get some food and I don't have to clean up the mess, so it's a win win situation.
I used to, I don't anymore because I have a dog and she gets there quicker than me. damn dog.
also because of the dog hair on the floor, it's kind of nasty.
Does that include the time spent looking around to see if anyone saw you?
Yall are hilarious.....
I don't know about most women, but my GF won't touch anything that has been anywhere except on her plate.... and my children won't drink after ANYONE... even me..... but they will sometimes pick up a dropped cookie and down it.
Now I am pretty picky too......
Drop it.... it is no longer considered a food group......
I don't drink after anyone but my GF as I know she doesn't "backwash"......LOL
I think a big factor for me is WHERE I'm eating when I dropped whatever item. I know if I've just cleaned the TV room, and drop a Doritos chip or something, I'll pick it up and eat it in the given 5 seconds. Partly because you're familiar with the area, and more importantly, you know how clean it is. Now, if I were to drop popcorn at the movies on the floor, f--k it, I've already got plenty in my lap. Come to think of it, if I dropped my cell phone at one of our theaters, I might as well get a new one. :p)
That must be one really sticky cell phone you got there Gregg.
So no one has tried eating toast that landed butter-side down onto the floor?
This reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Homer dropped his hotdog onto Abu's floor. And picked up dead flies and other things.
I follow the five second rule.
I've perverted the teachings of my microbiology class. You're supposed to be more cautious about certain things. But then I realized, "well, if practically anything can kill you, why bother."
I eat sushi and order my steak rare.
I never even heard of this 5 second rule. I drop food on the floor all the time and I always think of a couple of things before I decide what to do with it. First, it depends on the food. If its a chip or something like that, I will pick it up and eat it. If its something like a pork chop or a steak, usually no way. Except at my Oma's house, I'm quite sure she washes her floors every second day for they have been spotless as long as I can remember.