June 11th, 2007

The Librarian

Snack-sized news

A daily miscellany of information by Michael Kesterton.

The thing about the airline food is especially interesting. As for the bit about the so-called "5 second rule", there've been dozens of experiments done and written up in the popular press and they've all come to the same conclusion (I recall one where the testers confessed that they had to bring in their own bacteria and spread them on a university cafeteria floor before they could get any results, because the surface was virtually germ-free ... not because of zealous cleaning but because the little dears have a very short lifespan on dry surfaces).