Yes or No? Eating Dropped Food Within 5 Seconds: Here’s the SCIENCE!
You drop your last Oreo at work. But you pick it up within five seconds. Eat it or not?
British scientists say it DOES matter how long the food's been on the floor - but it's better if you drop it on carpet. (I wonder about some of the "carpet" in some of the deer blinds I've been in, but....OK) According to the study, better think twice if you drop it on tile.
And they never really say, "go ahead - eat food off the floor", but they do give you the guidelines if you're thinking about it. And if it IS your last Oreo, well....
And, they did find that 87% of people will eat food that's been dropped, and there's 6 billion people walking around out there, so what's the harm?
Banana Don and Stephanie McCoy amuse and thrill you every morning from 5:30 – 10AM on the radio at 100.7 WITL.
Banana Don can be reached via email at email@example.com and on Twitter at @WITLBananaDon and @WITLFM. Also, Facebook friend Banana Don and Stephanie at Facebook.com/BananaStephanie and Facebook.com/WITLFM.