Infographic: The five-second rule explained

A couple of things that I love about this infographic:

1. It is a lot of fun. Sometime in the course of reading down you might be convinced that you can harmlessly eat something that you’ve dropped on the ground for five seconds or less.

2. It comes with a disclaimer at the end that it is fictitious. 95% of infographics should probably come with this disclaimer, but this is the only one I’ve ever seen that actually does.

I’m curious to know your thoughts on this one (to vet whether I’d ever want to eat with you). :)

Five second rule infographic

Infographic by Just Eat
Photo by Stefan Krause, Germany (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0-de or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty

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I'm the guy that wrote the article you just read. Sorry for the typos.