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Which food defies the 5-second rule?

Do you ever pick up something off the floor and eat it, citing the all-powerful five-second rule?

Well, that may be grosser than you think, depending on what kind of food it is. Between ham, a PBJ and pasta, which do you think soaks up the most bacteria in five seconds?

If you guessed the pasta, you're right. Foods with higher salt content are less likely to pick up bacteria, Kathie Lee shared, after one of each was tossed onto the studio floor. 

Then, she brought up a good point.

"Who's gonna eat pasta off the floor?" she asked.

Hoda said she wouldn't, but she might, if it was an Oreo.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She'd chase an Oreo into a live volcano.

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