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when it is okay to pick up a pick of food or candy from the floor if it has been on the floor for 5 seconds or less, as if germs and filth cannot adhere to an edible morsel during that time frame
Go ahead and eat the m&m -- the five second rule is in effect.
by Winsi July 09, 2004
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The rule that states if any edible object should touch the ground it may still be eaten if picked up within 5 seconds. (No matter how nasty the ground or surface may be.)
Tanisha dropped an M&M on the wet and dirty bathroom floor but ate it anyway claiming it was safe due to the 5 second rule.
by Anthony July 10, 2004
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The rule that applies to lost or fallen objects, typically food, that hits the floor. The rule applies to general areas, and does not apply to anything in a bathroom. Using this rule makes it OK to pick up said object in under 5 seconds, under the presumption that no germs attached themselves in such a short period of time.
If your gum just dropped on the floor, pick it up and say "5 Second Rule", then place it back in your mouth.
by Mac the Movieguy July 10, 2004
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You know when you have some fried chicken on your plate and it's the last piece at the cookout and of COURSE you drop it on the floor. Then what do you do? After all, it's disgusting to eat food that fell on the floor. Well, the 5 SECOND RULE says that after 5 seconds, any food that fell on the floor immediately becomes un-germified. So after 5 seconds, eat whatever you dropped on the floor, cuz the rule is what really matters.
John: "Damn I dropped my slice of pizza on the floor."
Mike: "That's too bad."
John: "Oh well," ::picks slice up and waits five seconds:: "5 second rule!" ::BITE!::
by M July 10, 2004
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the rule regarding the amount of time you have to recover dropped food from the floor and still be able to eat it.
my ice cream! quick, 5 second rule!
by megan July 09, 2004
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If you drop a piece of food on the ground, and pick it up within five seconds, it's still considered OK to eat and not contaminated.
I dropped a potato chip on the dining hall floor, but since I obeyed the 5 second rule, it's still good.
by Dewey July 10, 2004
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