5 second rule

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5 second rule#0
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:49pm
Is it true that when you drop food, it takes five seconds for any germs to actually get on it? I just dropped a Twizzler and ate it so I hope so.
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re: 5 second rule#1
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:51pm
I dunno if it is true or not, but it is what I live by when I am at work at the restaurant.
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re: 5 second rule#2
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:52pm
It's not so much a rule as it is a way of life.
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Updated On: 8/28/04 at 09:52 PM
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re: 5 second rule#3
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:52pm
Sherman- Thanks, Im never gunna eat out now. re: 5 second rule
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re: 5 second rule#4
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:53pm
I sure will.
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re: 5 second rule#5
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:54pm
sweeties, that is just the beginning. word of advice: stay away from the Houlihan's on 49th and 7th...
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re: 5 second rule#6
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:55pm
Why, dare I ask?
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re: 5 second rule#7
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:57pm
I doubt it's true. If you put your hand on a hot stove, does it take five seconds for your hand to hurt and/or burn?
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re: 5 second rule#8
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:57pm
five seconds???? i say, don't date him again! =)
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re: 5 second rule#9
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:58pm
Oh Jesus...care to expand on that, undiscovered???
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re: 5 second rule#10
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:59pm
Yes, it's scientifically true. Five seconds isn't long enough for most bacteria to get on food.

Undiscovered, how did you get that face?
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re: 5 second rule#11
Posted: 8/28/04 at 9:59pm
Seriously Glitz. The 5 second rule works for some things, but others are completely unacceptable.
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re: 5 second rule#12
Posted: 8/28/04 at 10:01pm
yeah i agree with matt_g.
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re: 5 second rule#13
Posted: 8/28/04 at 10:03pm
i know at Houlihan's we only sorta used the 5 second rule. It was more like the 5 minute rule. 10 minute rule sometimes. Nasty place. Don't eat there. Ever.
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re: 5 second rule#14
Posted: 8/28/04 at 10:04pm
Ew! Ill keep that in mind. Thanks for the heads up.
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re: 5 second rule#15
Posted: 8/28/04 at 10:05pm
Undiscovered- true, but five seconds is not long enough for it to get worse.

And how did you make the puking emoticon?
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re: 5 second rule#16
Posted: 8/28/04 at 10:09pm
You won't share? Why do you hate me so, Undiscovered? *sob*

edit- nevermind. re: 5 second rule
Updated On: 8/28/04 at 10:09 PM
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re: 5 second rule#17
Posted: 8/28/04 at 10:15pm
I did. I edited. I can't figure it out.
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re: 5 second rule#18
Posted: 8/28/04 at 11:13pm
With a Twizzler, you can do a visual check to see if anything got on it. You can also rinse it off without harming it.
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re: 5 second rule#19
Posted: 8/28/04 at 11:37pm
Just a quick FYI:
the 5 second rule does NOT apply if you drop the object on something sticky, moist, or clingy
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re: 5 second rule#20
Posted: 8/28/04 at 11:39pm
And it doesn't apply if you drop it on the floor of a subway station, public bathroom, or school grounds.

It only applies if I'm at home. re: 5 second rule
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re: 5 second rule#21
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:55am
Alicia from Survivor said that after getting off the island, she dropped something on the floor and ate it, because after Survivor, who cares?
They've eaten much grosser stuff that that.

So I have newly adopted the philosophy of the 5 second rule.
If the people on Survivor can do it, so can I.
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Updated On: 8/29/04 at 03:55 AM
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re: 5 second rule#22
Posted: 8/29/04 at 4:28am
My friend's dad was holding the bread for everyone to break off a piece from at communion one Sunday at church, and he dropped the loaf on the ground, picked it up and said "...5 second rule". Best. Story. EVER. re: 5 second rule
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re: 5 second rule#23
Posted: 8/29/04 at 8:40am
EXCEPT almost everything already HAS bacteria of some sort on it. Just most of em are relatively benign of our own internal bacteria can deal w em. so throw the dice & take yer chances!
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