Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The 5-second rule

laughing smilie faceI just love this graphical flow-chart for dropped food, especially the acknowledgment of both logistical considerations (was the dropped thing sticky?) and conventional ones (was the observer a Person Who Matters?). And the totally random thread for some dinosaur business...

Of course, people feel quite differently about the question if it's their *kid* that's eating the dropped food rather than themselves. Which is relatively absurd, especially given evidence that dirt helps kids' immune systems develop normally. But fears and heebie-jeebies don't always yield to science!

(via a Momversation comment)

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