If a piece of food dropped before you eat it would you pick it up and eat it?
Do you follow the 10 second rule?
What Girls Said 17
We have 2 dogs who are both VERY food-motivated (they're both formerly abused rescue dogs, and food -- along with lots and lots of love -- was the means by which we slowly won over both of their trust)... so, yeah, the notion of a piece of food staying on our floor for 10 whole seconds is hilarious.
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Only at home, but the dogs are right on it so it's impossible. Once food has been dropped on the floor, it's gone forever.1
If it's a dry piece of piece, then I'll follow the five second rule. Anything else, nah.1
If something drops it's usually already too late. I don't eat things from the floor unless it's something really dry - like a chip or dorito...1
No, you're telling me if a piece of food slipped out of my hand onto a piece of floorboard where the same shoes someone that has walked over possibly dog shit has walked the same floorboard as the piece of food , is not going to be contaminated after 10 seconds?
The answer is NO.2
No, if something drops to the ground I usually don't eat it at all unless it's something like an apple that I can rinse with water and there's actually a tap nearby.1
Depends on the type of food and the type of floor lol but I generally follow a 5 second rule.1
In my house, i'll pick it up and eat it since I know what's happened to my floor. In public, its pigeon food now.2
I thought it was the 5 second rule and yes, sometimes, depending.1
Oh hell no. I won't even eat food that has fallen off the plate and onto the counter or table. Im OCD a bit.1
sometimes I do XD1
Yes I do.1
Nope. Whether I'll eat it or not depends on how hungry I am at that moment lol.1
In my house I do. At other places, no.1
I guess it depends on what food it is and where it fell. I always thought it was the 5 sec rule though0
What Guys Said 16
It depends on the floor and food. If it is a floor I am familiar with and I know how clean it is (aka home), I may or may not go with it. If it landed outside or if it landed on an unfamiliar floor, I probably won't eat it.
Likewise, it also is dependant on the food. Chances increase of me dealing with it if it is a food I really like. If it's just something that's kinda "meh," then I won't eat it.
My perceptive value of the food has to outweigh the dirtyness/risks of eating off the floor, which isn't always the case. On a side note, food deemed unworthy of the 10 second rule tends to go to my dogs to eat haha (when I'm at home, that is).1
i've always heard it was the 5 second rule and no i don't follow it. mythbusters proved that it doesn't matter how long an object is on the floor once it hits the floor all the bacteria, dirt or whatever that is on that surface is on the food
that said i also read recently that foods with higher sugar and/or salt content absorb less bacteria so they can be "safer" to eat off the floor2
Well yesterday my fork fell on the floor and I picked it up and ate with it. I'm not really a germophobic if I want to eat something I eat it. The only thing that puts me off is hair. Sometimes I will eat hair though. . . .
Depends on the food, and how hungry i am. sometimes, i let it go... sometimes i just don't give a fuck... pick up, blow on it, we are all good.1
i still eat food that fell on the floor
fucking anti-bodies bitch XD
im not calling you a bitch lol1
No. I toss it no matter what. Sadly, I don't know what has been spilled at that particular spot the food was dropped at. For all I know, there could have been blood there that has dried up and I don't even know of it. And when I mean it dried up, I mean it dried up to the point where it doesn't show at all.1
No wasting food!! Gotta get my macros in!! lol2
1- it's the 5 second rule
2- it's a myth
dry foods like cookies will attract less germs on the ground than, say, frosting1
no I follow the "don't fucking drop your food" rule.
can't remember when it happened the last time for me...1
Five second rule. 10 seconds is just gross.2
Hell no! Even if it's for a millisecond, I wouldn't pick it up and eat it!1
Yep, even if it's got random bits and hair stuck to it!1
i'll eat an apple right off the pile at a grocery store.
yes i would pick it up and eat it1
Only at home.1
I thought it was three seconds?1