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The Five Second Rule Will Make You Sick (And Maybe Dead)

Posted on the 24 July 2013 by Gerard @presurfer
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With an unsettling 'splat' your toast has once again landed butter-side down on the carpet. But it's not like you're going to waste another five minutes waiting for a replacement piece to brown. Heck no, just yell out 'five second rule,' pick that sucker up, brush off all that hair and lint and you're ready to eat, right? Well, not exactly. Science says no.
The origins of the five second rule are still being debated; some credit Genghis Khan for first implementing the rule for eating food from the ground and others credit the fast food industry as a means of reducing food waste, though both seem improbable.

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