Is the “5 second” rule of picking food off of the ground really true? (Video)

Last updated on Dec 4, 2012

Posted on Dec 4, 2012

A lot of us often talk of the “5 second rule” to pick up food stuff from the ground and eat it.  But is it true?  Here is an interesting video of the details.

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