5-Second Rule Backed Up By Science
Researchers at Aston University in England studied how quickly food picks up bacteria when it's on the floor.By Candice Aviles | March 14, 2014
We've all done it — dropped food on the floor, scrambled to pick it up and kept eating it because of the five-second rule. Well, new research says the five-second rule might actually be legit.
"Researchers at Aston University in England studied how quickly food picks up bacteria when it falls on the floor. They found out the less time food spends on the floor, the less germs it gets. We all knew that, right?" (Via KXAS)
Researchers also found the type of floor you drop your food on makes a big difference. Carpet is less likely to transfer bacteria than laminate and tiled floors. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Sfaurch480 / Parvathisri)