The Five-second Rule...
The five-second rule applies equally well to both food and music - that is, not at all. Germs and copyright infringement are transferred in exactly the same amount of time: instantly. That's right: contrary to popular belief, there is no safe amount of time to leave your food on the floor and no amount of music that's legal to use without permission.
There, we've busted two myths with one metaphoric stone.
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