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Windows 7: Five Second Rule

14 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
Five Second Rule

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New research finds that there is some truth to the so-called "five-second rule" -- the belief that food is safe to eat if picked up from the floor in under five seconds.
Is the mythical "five-second rule" actually real? - CBS News

My Mom taught me this rule at a very early age.

Jim
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14 Mar 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Darn I was thinking it was the three second rule
I suppose I'm not counting the air and bouncing time
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14 Mar 2014   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

...I was at a fast food place - watching a toddler trying to get some relatively fresh gum (already been chewed by someone else) unstuck from the floor. The toddler's young mom and her friend were also watching - so I did not step in. Once the toddler realized that his little fingers could not get that gum loose, he laid down and tried to bite the gum from the floor. The mom calmly allowed this to go on for 10 or 20 seconds. I'm not sure that the mom would have stopped the toddler if it had not been for other customers wanting to walk where the toddler was "working".

:::shutters at the thought:::
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16 Mar 2014   #4

 
 

The floor contains bacteria..lots of it. It doesnt matter if its 1 second. If it drops on the floor, its gonna have crap all over it.
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16 Mar 2014   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tornado2014 View Post
The floor contains bacteria..lots of it. It doesnt matter if its 1 second. If it drops on the floor, its gonna have crap all over it.
There are plenty of very old and relatively health people that subcribe to the theory that the human body should be exposed to germs as a mean of bolstering the immune system.

I see way too much use of anti-bacterial stuff...
...but I won't go this far:



Leave that stuff for the vultures.
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16 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tornado2014 View Post
The floor contains bacteria..lots of it. It doesnt matter if its 1 second. If it drops on the floor, its gonna have crap all over it.
Did you read the article? yes there is bacteria and how much gets on the food depends on what surface its on and how long it stays there.

Jim
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16 Mar 2014   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

...and if people only knew what most toddlers manage to survive (germ wise), perhaps they would not hose them down with anti-bacterial stuff so often. That stuff kills the good and the bad germs.

:::steps down from an anti-bacterial soapbox:::

I liked the article - thanks for posting it. I had not seen it elsewhere.
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18 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I remember when I was at a baseball game one time there was this man who had his coke and hot dog on one of those cardboard trays. He stumbled walking to his seat. The coke and hot dog went everywhere. In about two minutes this teenager walks up and looks down at the hot dog. He picks it up with two fingers and disappears under the stands. In about five minutes he comes walking back with this huge bulge in his cheeks.
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19 Mar 2014   #9

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Owe ya hotdogs are safe to wipe off
The skin is everything,
It's what's inside that would scare most people
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19 Mar 2014   #10

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

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