Quantcast

Latest Five-second rule Stories

Five-Second Rule Put To The Test
2014-03-15 07:06:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While skeptics may dismiss it as an excuse for people to not waste a fallen morsel of their favorite foods, new research from the Aston University microbiology professor Anthony Hilton suggests that the so-called “five second rule” might have some scientific merit. According to CNET’s Chris Matyszczyk, Hilton instructed his students to drop toast, pasta, cookies, sticky candies and other types of food on a variety of...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
Related