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Old 01-06-06, 09:15 PM   #1
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If you...

....found an M&M on the ground in the forest, would you eat it?
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Old 01-06-06, 09:24 PM   #2
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Peanut or chocolate?
Arid or rainforest?
Lost or stashed?
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Old 01-06-06, 09:26 PM   #3
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no soup forr you.
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Hell, yeah, I'd eat it! I'm assuming it's intact, of course. Hmm, might eat it anyway...chocolate is awesome!
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Leave it for E.T.
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amazing.
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If I were starving and I had nothing to eat and it was live or die, yeah. But I usually carry m & m's for my emergency stash- I can eat fresh ones when the bonk is coming on.

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ever done any thru hiking?

answer, yes if hungry I would eat it w/o a hesitation



when hiking the appalachian trail once years ago some friends left a bunch scattered around one spot on the trail, and yep, I ate all the ones I could find
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my roomate in college found a small, square piece of paper on his desk in class once. He ate it, and had a great afternoon.
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my roomate in college found a small, square piece of paper on his desk in class once. He ate it, and had a great afternoon.
HAHAHAHAAAAA! thats hilarious!
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Dude.. if that M&M is brown, it's a turd.
DO NOT EAT IT.
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Old 01-08-06, 02:37 PM   #12
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Those crispy m&m's are yummy.
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Old 01-08-06, 02:59 PM   #13
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Dude.. if that M&M is brown, it's a turd.
DO NOT EAT IT.
Them wascally wabbits!

By the way, how many people live by the five second rule. It surprises me how many odd looks I get going for a cookie bit or potato chip that is well within 5 seconds.

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Upon encountering a situation in which a food item is dropped from the hand or plate and comes into contact with the floor or ground, all persons shall yield the right to retrieve the food to last person to have posession of the item. The food shall be considered sanitary and safe for consumption for a period of up to five seconds accumulated contact* with the ground, subject to the following exclusions:
  1. The food should be of a type considered "hard." That is, the food item should leave no remains on the ground after retrieval due to adhesion and should not deform by more than 25% of it's original dimensions. Remains left behind due to fracture are considered acceptable.
  2. No visible residue from the ground should adhere to the retrieved food item. Insects, dirt, sticks, mud, and fecal material all constitute grounds for disposal. Grass blades are excepted from this exclusion.
  3. In the case of "hard shell" class items on an interior floor, such as M&M's behind the couch, it may be permitted to exceed the alotted five seconds at discoverer's discretion on the condition that the person who dropped the food has been allowed 5 seconds to recover it. Note that only persons with more than 3 years of active observation of the Five Second Rule are qualified to identify "hard shell" class items and declare them fit for consumption.
  4. Liquid is only covered in the event of college parties, where alcohol present in the digestive track will kill harmful bacteria, and financial hardship makes the risks acceptable.
  5. Dogs, cats, babies, and other pets are not subject to the Five Second Rule, although it is recommended in the case of babies.


Konageezer's Corollary: Dry items can be "disconfected" by brushing if retrieved within 20 seconds.


* Time shall only be counted while the food is in contact with the ground. If the item is dropped multiple times, the times of exposure for each drop shall be added and the sum shall not exceed 5 seconds. In the case of bouncing, time should be counted from the moment of first contact due to the difficulty of accurately determining the accumulation of time.
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Old 01-08-06, 06:38 PM   #14
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Did anyone see the MythBusters on the 5-second rule?
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Old 01-08-06, 10:22 PM   #15
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Oh no man...did I miss that one? Was it recent? Love MythBusters!
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If I were starving and I had nothing to eat and it was live or die, yeah. But I usually carry m & m's for my emergency stash- I can eat fresh ones when the bonk is coming on.

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Old 01-09-06, 02:06 AM   #17
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Dude.. if that M&M is brown, it's a turd.
DO NOT EAT IT.
"Those things in Raisin Bran ARE NOT RAISINS!" - David Letterman

I think I'll be suspicious of brown M&Ms from now on.
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Old 01-31-06, 11:42 AM   #18
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I regularly eat things off the ground in order to gross people out. Once when I was at a family reunion at my grandma's, she had old spices from Florida, one of which I found had beatles in it, after shaking them out onto my pizza. I immediatly noticed them, pointed them out to everybody, then said "See, you gotta be quick or they could get away" and preceded to eat a bunch of the little beatles. Most of my family was disgusted, except for my uncle, who asked me to pass him the spice, and went on to to eat some more of them.

An M&M on the ground in the forest? Of course I'd eat it. Besides, where do you think vegitables come from?
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Yep, Me Love M&m's
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Don't forget that dry objects can be "disconfected," (cleaned sufficiently for eating by blowing on them) if retrieved within 20 seconds.
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Old 01-31-06, 03:10 PM   #21
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The answer is yes unless it is sitting in a pile of diarrhea.
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no...I would find a way to put it onto a fishing hook and try to catch a fish with it....or I would stick it in a slingshot and see if I can down a small tree animal to eat.


...that's given if I am hungry and not able to hit up a restaurant or store. Otherwise I would leave it for some random rodent to choke on and die.

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Old 01-31-06, 03:42 PM   #23
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Don't forget that dry objects can be "disconfected," (cleaned sufficiently for eating by blowing on them) if retrieved within 20 seconds.
Just kiss it up to God and you'll be protected from anything.
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You'd think that, but my experience does not bear that out.
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Leave it for E.T.
Those are reeses pieces that ET loves.
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