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The ‘5-Second Rule’ For Eating Food Off The Floor Isn’t True, According To Science

A new study by Rutgers University reveals that the five-second rule isn’t true. So you might want to rethink eating off the floor next time you drop your food… According to the findings, food contracts bacteria as soon as it touches the ground–it doesn’t matter how swift you are scooping up that piece of chocolate. However, […]
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