The 5-Second Rule is Real Most of the Time According To Science

We’ve all heard of the five-second rule, but is it real? 

It turns out your mom isn’t always right! It is safe to eat food which has fallen on the floor.

New Discovery Science Channel show, “The Quick and the Curious,” NASA engineer Mark Rober offers cookies to passersby but drops them before they can take a bite. Some turn down the snack, while others grab it. Whenever a piece of food is dropped on the ground, small amounts of bacteria will jump on immediately. Moist food is more likely to present a problem because bacteria, such as E.coli and listeria, love wet environments.

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