help finding an SD article

I remember reading a Cecil article debunking the “5-second rule” (food touching the floor being edible if picked up within a few seconds), but I can’t find it no matter what search terms I use. I’m sure I’m just being an idiot, but anyone have a quick link to it? My ability to mock a co-worker depends on it.

I couldn’t find Cecil’s article, but Snopes dealt with the five-second rule.

Hmmm… perhaps I got the two confused… thanks for the help! (Shame that the cite is a high school girl’s science project, but oh, well…)

Why? If the methodology is OK, what does it matter?

According to the articles i’ve read on the subject (example), the experiment was done in a university laboratory under the guidance of a doctoral candidate.