5-second rule: Does it work with gum?

Freakonomics blog reports that if you’re quick to pick up the food you dropped on the floor, it’s safer to eat. That’s not the same thing as safe, I guess, but good enough for me. No word if this holds true for gum.

I’m getting tired of hanging around this house writing and nibbling. Others are sick of me too. So I’m going to head down to a cheap hotel on the Jersey Shore for a couple of days. Probably a good idea to skip Long Beach Island, where a lot of World War I ordnance is making a 21st century encore.

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