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Omnivore - The five-second rule put to the test

Five-second rule is officially proven okay for salty and sugary foods

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While you're busy munching on your lunch, someone accidentally bumps into you and there goes your sandwich. You pick it up quickly because you're minding the five-second rule. But, have you ever really stopped to think about if that rule is actually legit?

Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University decided to test the old rule by examining ham, a biscuit, bread with jam, cooked pasta and dried fruit after they had been dropped on the floor for assorted amounts of time. Though these are seemingly random bits of food, the researchers picked them because they are actually pretty common, everyday items that we consume.