Finally, Scientific Facts As To Which Is Worse: Double Dipping Or 5 Second Rule!

January 11, 2019

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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 five-second rule, it's also got bacteria on it.  But which of those moves is RISKIER?

According to a new study by a food scientist, a bowl of dip where someone's double dipped is filled with MORE bacteria than the average floor.  He 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!  Because those are germs that go from person to person, we're talking things like the cold, flu, coughs, and more.

When you drop something on the floor and quickly pick it up, it's actually transferring less bacteria than you think because, according to the study,  "most surfaces are not going to have any kind of dangerous bacteria there."

One more thing:  Surprisingly enough, he found that when you drop food on CARPET, it picks up fewer germs than on tile or wood floors because the carpet actually ABSORBS a lot of bacteria. 

So there you go!  On a personal note, my wife and I double dip with each other and no one in my family believes in the 5 second rule.  How about you?

-Adam Alexander