Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Quotables

From a couple of magazines:
  • Health, November 2007, p. 16 - "Q. Is the five-second rule for dropped food accurate? A. Surprise! Even food that's been on the floor for 30 seconds is safe to eat. Last May, two college students proved this by dropping apple slices and Skittles candy on the floor. They found bacteria only on the apples that had been left on the floor for a minute or more, and only on the Skittles that had been there a full five minutes"
I used to love going into an empty classroom before class and finding candy on the floor. That always made for a good day...
  • Reader's Digest, December 2007, p. 114 - "The average person passes gas between 14 and 23 times a day."
I was going to do a whole post about the quote above. I even carried a little 3x5 card around with me in order to keep track of my gas-passing abilities. I fully-expected to be above-average (and I was going to brag about this here on my blog), but there was only 1 day in the week that I ripped more than 5. A bit of a disappointment if you ask me.

5 comments:

Clark said...

But you were sleeping for a quarter to a third of each day. That still won't get you from 5 to 14 provided events are random throughout a day, but maybe they'd be more common at night when you are asleep. I think you still have more research to do.

tysqui said...

Any suggestions for counting my night-time noxious emissions?

alisquire said...

I swear you rip 'em more than that in just the few hours a day I see you. And that's just the audible ones.

Rachelle said...

You never cease to amaze me Tyler...

Ben and Jenn said...

And do you still lick the butter and then laugh when people make toast? Glad to hear you're still the same lurp we all love!
Jenn
P.S. You make me feel better about the times I too have eaten candy off the floor!