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Five Second Rule

Mmm. Floor Chips.

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.30.2014 | Weird News

Dear MTA Floor Foodie: Would you kindly write in and explain how in your version of reality, eating chips off the floor of a Metro North train does no...

Researchers Put '5 Second Rule' To The Test

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Home

Do you ever eat food that's fallen on the floor? Adherents of the "five second rule" certainly do, but a new study suggests that more bacteria may sti...

The Five-Second Rule Is Baloney!

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 04.06.2012 | Science
Robert L. Wolke

No matter how you slice it, any such rule is baloney, or a red herring, or any other food metaphor you like, because the length of time your food rests on the floor has nothing to do with how contaminated it gets.

11 Common Health Myths, Busted

nytimes.com | Tara Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Myths, half-truths and wives' tales persist in medicine. Sometimes doctors and nurses even believe things that aren't true or at least are unproven. T...