You Dropped Food On The Floor: Do You Eat It? [Pic

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Funny

So you dropped that tasty slice of pizza on the floor. Do you eat it or toss it away? This chart tells you what to do.
There are 63 comments:
Female 934
EAT IT
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Male 1,023
I enjoyed this repost. Hmmmmm, bacon.
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Male 1,351
An "ehhh" repost.
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Female 1,264
Meh. I wash/cook food when I drop it. Not bread: If I drop it, I toast it, then eat it.
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Female 356
It`s my call.
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Male 253
lol, but already posted, hopefully som1 else has seen it b4 but has the link.
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Female 140
I would definitely eat the raw steak, I`m gonna cook it anyway.

Unless its fallen somewhere disgusting like the mat that everyone wipes their dirty shoes on.
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Male 390
I would eat it. Thats what your immune system is for people. just remember, a little floor spice makes everything nice
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Male 907
So if somebody saw you drop the food, all the speculations to the right are null? That`s just wrong.
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Female 3,727
If you want to eat this and fecal matter and who knows what else...be my guest...


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Male 1,043
The: `Did the cat eat it?`.
IS a rip-off.
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Male 4,867
i`d eat the raw steak
just sayin`
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Male 535
same JHSpring. I`m actually glad I read the right side of the chart first, because when I got the the "Are you a puma?" I laughed. somehow that was funnier than "Are you a megalosaurus"
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Male 1,686
Always eat bacon!
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Female 4,039
It all depends on the floor.
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Male 48
I`m Scottish, of course I`ll still eat it, no matter what it lands on, nom
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Male 4,807
I always eat it unless...

a) falls on poo
b) falls on vomit
c) falls on urine
d) falls on vomit encrusted urine soaked poo
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Male 12,365
I`ll play Devil`s advocate:

Food poisoning is a major health issue. Many ill, some die. Even with uncompromised immune systems. The human immune system is pretty good, but it`s nowhere near that of, for example, a dog.

There is evidence for and against the hygiene hypothesis. There is also evidence for a genetic component in allergy. Environmental can`t be ruled out either - the modern world is quite diiferent to that of even 50 years ago.

Even if you think the hygiene hypothesis is correct, you should know that it doesn`t apply to adults. So it has no bearing on whether or not you should eat food that`s been on the floor.
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Male 492
"are you a puma" lol that`s the only thing i could zero in on and now i have a bad case of the giggles.
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Male 2,893
why would the food turn into a emausaurus?
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Male 976
I think we can all agree that it`s acceptable to eat Skittles off the ground regardless of floor condition. Just blow on it/wipe off any liquid and you`re good! ;)
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Male 877
2 things you need to know...

was the floor wet? was the food wet?, eat it- no

was the floor dry? was the food dry?, eat it-yes
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Male 17,512
Davy: [quote]Nowadays every time a kid touches a surface in a public space they`re practically decontaminated with disinfectant wipes by overzealous parents.[/quote]

Every excuse to add a new law nowadays includes "Think of the kids!". We`ve virtually wrapped our kids in bubble wrap, And expect they`ll never get a bruise, cut, or abrasion. It`s turning them into spoiled, Jello spined, Weak willed, drop out quitters that suck off their parents teet till they are in their thirties.

I understand the parental instinct to protect their kids, But kids need to be free to explore the boundaries of their abilities. Not smothered to death and treated like a trophy on a shelf.
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Female 1,427
If it doesn`t have anything like lint or noticeable dirt stuck to it, and I saw it drop, I`m eating it....

WITH the exception of my workplace floor. Because I know exactly what`s going on in there. I don`t care if I just saw that carpet steam-cleaned. DX

(FYI, I work at a strip club as a waitress.)
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Female 7,838
I`m with Davy! Watch the adverts one day- the amount of stuff we are coerced into buying to keep our homes `hygenic` and smelling good ( ie of chemicals) by feeding our paranoia about infection. This is a billion pound industry that has been created.
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Female 276
this charts stupid, by the time youve gone through it youve probably passed the time for the five second rule, where its ok to eat anything off the floor! (unless ur flooor is really disgusting, lol)
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Male 575
davymid: "Society is too fixated on hygiene these days. When I was a kid I was making mud-pies and rubbing them in my face. Nowadays every time a kid touches a surface in a public space they`re practically decontaminated with disinfectant wipes by overzealous parents.

And yet I`m the healthiest guy I know, while the kids I see in the next generation have huge problems with athsma, allergies, the works. Take the cotton wool off, guys."

I think you`re right. Nowadays, kids are getting sicker and sicker because their parents are keeping them inside a bubble. They just lose their own body`s defences. It`s like you said: when I was a kid, I used to eat worms and stuff like that; and when I see that my sister (who is 9 years younger than me - she`s 11) gets a cold or anything really small; I just keep healthy. What a shame.
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Male 342
Damn IAB is some filthy ass basterds (yes I know it`s spelled wrong)
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Male 2,121
If it`s sticky, no. If its got anything off the floor on it, no. If my dog licks it, no. If it`s outside, no.

I always blow it before eating it.
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Female 46
i always go by the 5 sec rule and if anyone was watching or not. ^_^
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Male 12,138
Society is too fixated on hygiene these days. When I was a kid I was making mud-pies and rubbing them in my face. Nowadays every time a kid touches a surface in a public space they`re practically decontaminated with disinfectant wipes by overzealous parents.

And yet I`m the healthiest guy I know, while the kids I see in the next generation have huge problems with athsma, allergies, the works. Take the cotton wool off, guys.

Millions of years of evolution has built up our immune system to be able to handle all kinds of microbial attacks. We`re in danger of losing that in a few generations with this hyper-hygienic society we`re building.

If we keep going, one of these days, the next virus that comes along, whether SARS, Avian Flu, Swine Flu, whatever, really IS going to decimate us, as we`ll have no immune system left to speak of.

/soapbox
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Female 3,828
ya if i drop it in my house, ill usually eat it, unless i can see dust or somethin on it.

outside, i generally wont eat it. .

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Female 536
Meh, I almost always still eat it if it fell on the floor. Germs ain`t no big deal.

In fact, there is now some research that suggests that playing outside in the dirt is good for you because it helps you to build a more robust immune system. In my book, eating a few germs off the floor does the same thing.

Your stomach acids and saliva actually kill off a huge amount of whatever bacteria might be on the food anyway, so unless you have a compromised or unusually weak immune system, it`s probably not worth freaking out about.
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Female 3,562
Even if you stepped in dog crap and then tracked it on the floor, then dropped a food on the floor, you`re not going to taste it and you`re not going to get sick. Get some goddamn immunity.
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Male 3,819
Personally my rule for things dropped on the floor is:

If you can`t see it, smell it, taste it, feel it, surely if you can`t hear it, and it isn`t gonna hurt you, who the f*ck cares?
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Male 8,302
Humans! If they weren`t so amusing, you`d shoot them on sight. They won`t eat something because it dropped 3 feet lower than it was and might have `dangerous germs` on it now, but if the Missus lifts her skirt and tells him to get on his knees...
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Male 103
why is this in the category marked funny?
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Female 250
"...except that if I happen to step in dog poo, I don`t walk on the refrigerator shelf or the kitchen "bench" as you Ozzies apparently call the counter. That being said, I can`t really argue much with these rules. "

I`d hope you`d take your shoes off at the door if you stepped in dog poo, actually, instead of tracking it through the house. :\
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Male 12,365
[quote]so you could just go through all this or go the easy way:
5 second rule[/quote]

Which is utterly meaningless. All that matters is what`s on the part of the floor you dropped the food on. You can`t possibly react quickly enough to pick the food up before it becomes contaminated with whatever was on the floor.

Your body will probably deal with the dirt and bacteria, but that doesn`t mean it isn`t there.
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Female 189
"so you could just go through all this or go the easy way:
5 second rule"

Or if it`s longer than 5 seconds, move to the 10 second rule.
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Male 527
Lion,

Remind me to never have dinner at your house. :)
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Male 15,832
[quote]Eat it. There`s not a lot of difference between the floor, your kitchen bench, or the shelf of the refrigerator in terms of microbial life.[/quote]
...except that if I happen to step in dog poo, I don`t walk on the refrigerator shelf or the kitchen "bench" as you Ozzies apparently call the counter. That being said, I can`t really argue much with these rules.
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Male 807
so you could just go through all this or go the easy way:
5 second rule
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Male 8,302
Eat it. There`s not a lot of difference between the floor, your kitchen bench, or the shelf of the refrigerator in terms of microbial life. Your stomach is designed to handle it. You will eat rancid week-dead worms if you have to, AND survive the experience.
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Female 859
the amount of seconds of the rule goes up depending on how long my food has been on the floor.
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Male 10,440
This site is taking a turn for the worse.
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Male 17,512
Wait, No 5 second rule here ?
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Female 1,190
i have previously established that i am indeed a megalosaurus, thanks for reminding me though :)
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Male 25,416
wow, fancy wants the credit!
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Female 355
lastroque: I hope that was sarcasm.
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Male 1,451
Uh, if I drop a raw steak on the floor I will eat it. Not immediately but I wasn`t going to eat it raw in the first place; some drunk jack-ass must`ve knocked me over on the way from the fridge to the grill.
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Male 176
this may be a re-post but it`s on a chalk board! I don`t think it qualifies as a re-post as it was presented on a different medium
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Male 619

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Male 15,510
Lmao, Fancylad reposting Fancys_asst
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Male 15,510
Ctrl + C / Ctrl + v

Spammers, Reposts... what is going on here
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Female 1,181
this even covered my two biggies: dinosaurs and bacon. thanks!
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Male 176
"Are you a puma?" lmao
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Female 507
I will use this tomorrow during lunch. It is inevitable; food is always flying at my table.
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Male 212
Well, I`m glad that now I know.
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Male 683
"What if the moon was made of ribs... would ja eat it?... I know I would... hell. I`d have seconds. Then I`d polish it off with a tall cool budweiser."
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Male 257
Wow, nice, but repost.
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Male 2,050
repost
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Male 19,865
Link: You Dropped Food On The Floor: Do You Eat It? [Pic [Rate Link] - So you dropped that tasty slice of pizza on the floor. Do you eat it or toss it away? This chart tells you what to do.
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