NFL Playoffs are underway, and your Super Bowl party is not far off..so let’s discuss…which is worse, The Double Dip or The 5 Second Rule ?
Here’s the deal, if you double dip a chip, you contaminate the bowl of dip with bacteria. If you drop food on the ground, pick it up, and eat it thanks to the 5 second rule, it’s also has bacteria on it.
According to a new study by a food scientist and ABC NEWS Australia, a bowl of dip where someone’s double dipped is filled with more bacteria than the average floor.
The scientist found that when you dip a chip into a double dipped bowl, it picks up way more bacteria than you would if someone hadn’t double dipped.
Since it’s person to person germs, we’re talking cold, flu, coughs, and more.
Now, when you drop something on the floor and quickly pick it up, it’s transferring less bacteria than you think, because, quote, “most surfaces are not going to have any kind of dangerous bacteria there.”
Surprisingly enough, the study found that when you drop food on the carpet, it picks up fewer germs than on tile or wood floors because the carpet actually absorbs a lot of bacteria.