How many times have you dropped something on the floor and declared, “FIVE SECOND RULE?”
We have all done it, but turns out we may have more time than five seconds before germs attach and make us sick. It depends on what you dropped.
If it is a rigid, hard food like chips or a cookie you could have as much as 30 minutes. If it’s wet or sticky like a donut… you don’t even have 5 seconds. Toss it.
Good luck with this. Read more here!