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I dropped my tempura shrimp. It fell on the linoleum tiles of my kitchen. It was only on the floor for a few seconds, should I eat it, or just throw it out? I feel bad wasting food, but I don't want to eat something dirty. . .

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Well I personally believe in the 5 secound rule but depending on the last time your floors were cleaned I may want to really consider whether or not to eat it.

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..Throw it out.
Doesn't matter how long it was the floor, a few thousand bacteria touched it before it even hit the floor.

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Thanks. It's all cold now, anyway. . .
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It's still ok to eat though.
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It's dirty but you can eat it just fine. It's not like seafood is the cleanest food you know. Bon Appetit!

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I'd eat it. 5 second rule. :3

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It takes less than a second for bacteria to transfer to a touched surface...don't follow the 3 second rule...throw it out...

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Thats a myth thats been busted. Its takes many seconds and even minutes for enough to transfer.
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Umm, the myth that was busted was the 3 second rule...refer back to my answer for why THAT myth was busted.
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But the amount of bacteria transferred in one second isn't enough to hurt you.
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USUALLY, but not always wink I liked the show Myth Busters, but honestly, they were never really able to truly debunk anything, because the tests they do were never "every avenue exhaused".
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Here Fido!

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lol o wow
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I would throw it out. If you feel bad about wasting food, then the best thing is to throw it outside so an animal can eat it. At least the animal will get some food and the food wasn't wasted.

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Lol I would just throw it out......... sorry.

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Why what?
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Why throw it out. What's so bad about it?
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Just eat it I've done that too cuz I felt bad wasting food you'll be ok... "Five second rule"

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Haha... I am Eskimo! I would eat it!! We don't waste food...

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good for you! I don't either...;-)
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I'd eat it. Good for the immune system.

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Heck I'd eat it (shrug)

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heck yes! (it can't be any worse than my cooking!)...:-)
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Lol haha same!
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I would throw it away :P

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Because my thing is... Once it hits the floor... I throw it away.. But that's just me..
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There is nothing wrong with that, because once it hits the floor millions of bacteria transfers into it.
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There is already more bacteria on the food then what will get on it from the floor. Some people don't know anything. The five second rule should be called the one millionth of a second rule, because it takes less time than that for bacteria to get on it. You won't get sick from it even if you rub it on the floor so just eat it.

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That myth has been busted. Bacteria dont move that fast at all. Takes several seconds and even minutes in some cases.
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Well I will stick to a more credible source than Mythbusters to believe stuff.
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throw it out

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Five second rule. Seriously. I watched Myth Busters or some show like that. They showed that most things, unless perfectly smooth, have so few actual contact points with another surface that few or no germs have time to transfer in several seconds. They showed that it takes many seconds and even minutes for enough bad germs to transfer to cause any problems.

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"it takes many seconds or even minutes for enough bad germs to transfer to cause any problems" does not mean that bacteria is not still transferred in the span of milliseconds...
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Bacteria dont move lime lightening and many bacteria are actually good. Your intestinal travt TEAMS with beneficial bacterial you literally couldnt live without. So between the tiny amount of surface that actually touches, the small amiunt if bacteria that MIGHT transfer in a matter of seconds and a large percentage of that bacteria being beneficial, whats left isnt enough to worry about. Esp since the human bidy NEEDS a small amount of bad bacteria in order to build and strngthen our immune system. So....still five second rule (or even ten second rule) and no worrys.
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its *Teams* : /
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No it's teems.
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you should throw it out

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I would eat it..there are more bacteria in the air than on the floor..so you're like breathing in a lot of bacteria anyway so I wouldn't really care

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Cool. Thanks. I have to reheat it anyway. It's cold now LOL
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haha ok ;)
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THANK YOU. The people on here are retards
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Maybe you need to check your age... The five second rule goes away when you turn 10...

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Oh. Sad :P
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Where did you here that?
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Commen sence. (yeah I suck at spelling:P) Jk yall lol
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Oh. Lol
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In case you're still debating on wether or not to pick it up and eat it, i wouldnt

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Gee some asked a question about depression not long ago which could of been viewed as a cry for help and it gets deleted. Yet a no brainer question such as this stands. Wow

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Oh, hush.
I was unsure.
And quite bored.
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Waaaahhhhaaa!
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Okay, then blugoo2.
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Lol :-)
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Just messin with ya
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Okay. . .
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five second rule, my butt!! I found some French fries on the floor like three days later and gave them to my brother and he ate 'em! he does look a little rough today...;-(

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I've dropped food on the floor and had to yank it out of my dogs mouth before I ate it, so has my girlfrind. But she doesn't know it.

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Oh. Well that's, ah, um. . . Well.
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Its up to you :D

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Eat it. What are you afraid of? You aren't going to die; I am living proof. I dropped a brownie on the ground outside my house when I used to live in Trenton, NJ (if you've ever been to Trenton, you'll know why I'm encouraging you). I picked it up and ate it. I didn't die. I didn't even get sick. I got full. I still drop food occasionally and pick it up and eat it. Why waste it? And with you, it's shrimp. Shrimp are expensive. But with tempura shrimp, maybe it was best dropped on the floor first...

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Are you implying that tempura doesn't taste good? *single eyebrow raised* ;P
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A resounding yes, but I've only ever seen it, so I guess it's not a fair assumption. Regular shrimp is pretty good, though, so I can dig it.
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Tempura shrimp is good. The sauce is a little too salty for my taste though. It's good.
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The degree of hunger determines the difference between caution and consumption.

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Excellent point.
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i have a BIG pet peeve about eating stuff off the floor. If it wasn't wrapped up, throw it away.

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5 sec rule

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throw it out

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just eat it dirt makes it extra crunchy

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haha :)
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Its called the five second rule. when you drop it the bugs wait five seconds to notice the food on the ground

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No, I don't think the 5 second rule will apply because you can't just blow the dirt off of it, keep your floor clean next time. It's just a shrimp ...

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You can either wash it REALLY WELL with mild soap, or throw it out. But don't just pick it up or eat it.

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I don't think I can wash tempura shrimp with soap. Or water, for that matter.
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then throw it out ;)
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Eat it mate. I eat shrimps straight off of the sea floor.

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Lol funny. And weird. But cool.
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