1.) More than 275,000 South Carolinians have signed-up on line to participate today, but will you? At 10:18 this morning, you’re encouraged to drop, cover and hold on as part of the 2012 Great Shake-Out. The event is taking place in earthquake prone areas across our country to encourage you to review and update emergency plans and supplies and secure your space to prevent damage and injury. If you think the lowcountry isn’t earthquake prone, remember, the most damaging earthquake in the eastern United States struck Charleston on August 31st of 1886.
2.) Where are you going for lunch today? Only one in 5 people say they always leave work on their lunch break, while 14 percent of us claim to get out of the office over lunch “from time to time.” A new survey by the Manpower employment agency shows that just under 40 percent of us either bring our lunch or order in and eat at our desk. Since you haven’t left work, chances are you’ll check e-mail or take a phone call so you’re not really getting a true break. 28% of those surveyed seldom, if ever, stop working for lunch, which experts say can lead to increased stress and long term health problems.
3.) We all know the “5 second rule” – drop a piece of food on the floor or on the ground, and if you’re able to pick it up within 5 seconds, it’s all good. Now, a study funded by Clorox conducted by San Diego State University researchers has disproven the "5 second rule,” determining bacteria can attach itself to food in less than five seconds. So put down that chip you dropped, it’s covered in tiny microbes and has been from the second it hit the carpet.