Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

    Because it never even hits the floor.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    I’d never heard of the 5 second rule before about 2 years ago. Was that something the media came up with?

  3. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nah, the media 5 second rule has to do with attention span.

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    No chance of cookie even hitting the floor in that house!

  5. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    More like an urban legend / myth type of thing. Pretty certain that myth busters even debunked it at some point.

  6. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    they only bounce once!

  7. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve known about the five second rule for about 20 years, but it was always a joke. It’s only in the last2-3 years that people actually thought it was a real rule.

  8. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @olddog1

    I always pictured a battalion of bacteria lined up, and as soon as something hit the floor, their general would call for a charge :)
    -
    But yeah, it was always a joke for dropping a cookie or something on the floor and an excuse to eat it without feeling to guilty.

  9. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 1 year ago

    That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

  10. John Public

    John Public GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of my sister’s house.

  11. GoodQuestion

    GoodQuestion GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They look like good watch dogs . . . ☻

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    How about the ‘dogs get sick on chocolate chips’ rule. Or are those raisins?

  13. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 1 year ago

    If both food and floor are dry, the 5 second rule applies.
    If either are wet, then it’s not applicable.
    If you have a dog, you don’t have to worry about it.
    If you have 2 or more dogs, you likely have a ‘food fight’ under-foot!

  14. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    No, It’s something that the kids ‘believed’ in when I was young. If you picked up your dropped goodie with in 5 seconds (and in some cases ‘kissed it up to heaven’) it was safe to eat.
    Mythbusters did a test and got mixed results. For things that where both the item dropped and the floor was dry there maybe no germ transfer. However in most cases germ contamination was immediate.

  15. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yep, this is my house. If something hits the floor there’s a scramble for who can get there first.

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