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Does the Five Second Rule hold any truth?

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The Science Behind the Five-Second Rule: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to dropping food on the floor, most of us are likely familiar with the concept of the ‘five second rule.’ The idea is that if you pick up food within five seconds of it hitting the floor, it’s still safe to eat. But is there any truth to this rule, or is it just a myth? In this blog, we will delve into the science behind the five second rule and explore whether it is legit or not. 

It is important to understand how it became a widely accepted belief. Many people attribute this rule to the notion that bacteria take time to transfer from the floor to the food, giving us a small window of opportunity to snatch it up before it becomes contaminated.  Let’s uncover the facts and debunk any misconceptions.

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