02 June 2007

Stretching time

Hahahahahahahahaha...

So, there was this research report released recently, which makes me feel a lot better about a bad habit I have. I have spent a lot of time camping and doing outdoorsy kinds of things. Inevitably, you end up eating outside, and inevitably you drop something. I have lived by the 5 second rule for a long time, the rule goes that if something has been on the ground for 5 seconds or less it's still ok to eat. I like that rule, mainly because I like food.

Well, some college in Conneticut had some students do some research and lo and behold, they have found that it takes a minimum of 30 seconds for food to become contaminated by bacteria when dropped. So relax, take your time, and pick up that prodigal morsel. It's ok, and after a quick blowing off of the sand/dirt/crap that it landed in, you can chew it up and swallow it down knowing that it is bacteria free. Ahhhhhhh... it's great when bad habit's arn't so bad anymore.

2 comments:

Teele Menchaca said...

haaahaaaa but i knew that already!! keep enjoying your food!!!

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skindleshanks said...

Really? I heard on the radio a couple years ago that someone had won funding to study the 5-second rule and found that whether it's 1 second or five minutes, whatever's on the ground is going to be on the food.

One of us ought to get a scholarship to do a Phd on this and settle it once and for all!

On a different note, though, I've been getting into sport and traction kiting lately and for some reason, I always think of you when I go out. If you haven't tried it, you should--it's a great feeling to be fighting for control and grace against the tremendous power of the wind.
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