The 5 second rule

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does the 5 second rule apply to dung beetles?So what does science say about the 5 second rule?

Well, to do the topic full justice, please pop on by to my favourite science blogger, Jen Martin from Espresso Science,¬†where she’ll give you the full blown scientific low down in a fun and disgestable format.

This week she explored exactly what science has to say on the popular notion that less than 5 seconds, means thumbs up to the consumption of a dropped item of food.¬† Without giving away too much, I was initially surprised by the finding that although duration was an obvious consideration, both the landing surface type and food type were more important. Dropping a moist piece of watermelon onto a tiled surface is more likely to pick up bacteria when compared with say a dry biscuit on carpet…(carpet? surely not?)

But I have shared enough. Read Jen’s study into the 5 second rule quandary, so that next time you drop food onto the ground, you’ll know exactly what to do.

So tell me, do you or don’t you eat food that’s been dropped?

Flashback to Doug the dung beetle

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Finders Keepers Cartoon

A bit of a flashback to a cartoon I drew a couple of years back, but this time I have redrawn it in the app I now use for all my cartoons. Since I’ve been accepted into Cartoonstock, I’ve been inspired to redraw some of my favourite cartoons which can’t be included in Cartoonstock’s portfolio because they don’t have the required resolution.

Are there any other cartoons from the past you think I should redraw? Or perhaps, any themes or subject matter you think would work well for sales.

Let me know

Final plug…

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The Long Roll home amazonAt last! The final of my self publishing endeavours is complete with ‘Doug the Dung Beetle: The Long Roll Home’ available as paperback on Amazon and electronically via Kindle.

If you wish to take a sneak peek inside, try the ‘surprise me’ book content viewer. Click your preferred Amazon site

Oh, and if you like the book, why not write a review – as you can imagine, for a newbie into this game, every bit of favourable metadata pointing my way helps!