December 10, 2012

theatlanticvideo:

After 1 Minute on the Floor, Food Has 10x the Bacteria as After 5 Seconds

The science of dropping your food on the ground reveals surprising lessons in this video from the hit YouTube science series Vsauce (1 million subscribers and counting). The show’s founder and host, Michael Stevens, set out to verify the five-second rule, citing research in The Journal of Applied Microbiology and investigations by others, including Mythbusters, to break the bad news (spoiler alert) that it’s no good. ”Five seconds is way too long to wait,” he warns; “bacteria adhere to dropped food almost immediately.” 

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    After 1 Minute on the Floor, Food Has 10x the Bacteria as After 5 Seconds via
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    The five second rule is real.
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    You guys were wrong about the 5 second rule! (thanks/via: theatlanticvideo)
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    Whatever. I still eat it. #noshame
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