Riffing on a Connecticut College study that found that you actually have about 30 seconds (not five) to pick up and eat food that you’ve dropped on the floor before it gets bacteria-laden, San Francisco’s SFoodie blog gives us “The 30-Second Rule: A Decision Tree.

If you’ve dropped something on the ground and you need to know if it’s still edible, simply follow the flowchart to find out the food’s fate. Funny, I can’t help noticing that “eat it” is the most popular option—something I agree with, particularly if no one is around to see you picking up your lolly and clapping it right back into your mouth without so much as a token rinse.

Do you eat food after you drop it on the floor?

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