We’ve all heard about the “five-second rule”, but is it realy legit? If you drop a piece of food, do you really have five seconds to grab it before it’s too contaminated with bacteria to eat?
Well, according to a new study, the answer is yes, and if it’s the right food you can wait a long time! Researchers at Aston University in England found that if you drop something wet or sticky , like a donut or a fork full of spaghetti, you have to grab it as quickly as possible before it absorbs bacteria and isn’t safe to eat.
But if you drop something hard and dry, like a cookie or a potato chip, take your time you’re pretty much safe as long as you eat them off the floor within a half hour!