Five Second RuleAccording to a new study, the five second rule might not taste so good. Either you’ve heard of it or you’ve done it; drop a piece of food on the floor, pick it up, dust it off and go about your business. Now a new study by researchers at Rutgers University might be putting the kibosh on your food saving ways. They found that bacteria can contaminate your food the second it hits the floor. And of course the longer your food stays on the floor the more extra flavors it is going to have. The research also found that the type of food and surface is also important when it comes to how much bacteria will attract and how easily it will stick. They tested watermelon, bread and butter and gummy candy on materials such as stainless steel, ceramic tile, wood and carpet. At the end of the study researchers had determined that watermelon had the most contamination and that transfer of bacteria is affected most by moisture. But since throwing away food can get pretty expensive maybe consider investing in a little bleach?