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Opening Arguments

Take five

Hey, we haven't had a "research proves the obvious" post for a while. So here's a "well, duh" gem:

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)- Most people are familiar with the famed “five second rule,” which states that if dropped food is picked up off the floor within five seconds of contact, it is still safe to consume.

Though a popular belief, a new study has found that germs often win the race.

These clowns actually put baby carrots on various surfaces and did a germ count after leaving them there less than five seconds. On the other hand, the story noted that one survey found that 65 percent of parents admit using the five-second rule in their homes. Maybe there is no such thing as too much education.