Study finds the five second rule won’t keep you safe from dangerous bacteria | Science! | Geek.com

Study finds the five second rule won’t keep you safe from dangerous bacteria | Science! | Geek.com

If you drop food, you can just pick it up right away and it’s fine, right? The so-called “five-second rule” is seen by many as a universal truth, but no one has ever done a proper peer-reviewed study on it until now. It turns out that, no, it’s probably not fine to pick it up and eat it. That said, some food-dropping scenarios are safer than others.