A research team says it’s essentially true, and that, actually, taking 10 or fifteen seconds to grab a bit of food off the floor is safe, too, SportsGeezer reports. No word on whether it’s trail-safe, but the next time you spill your trail mix all over the kitchen floor you can rest easy about scooping it all up, dumping it into a baggie and sharing it with your hiking club next time out. Just don’t mention the spillage until after you’re done, though.

In another swell Geezer link, here’s a fitness comparison to find out how strong you are compared to others of your age and gender. I’m strictly average (but I’ll put my typing fingers up against anybody’s, by God.)