A McDonald’s burger and fries has gone viral for its ability to withstand Father Time without any signs of aging.
The experiment was spurred in 2009 as Iceland was closing its McDonald’s franchise in the wake of the worldwide economic crash. Anthropologist Hjörtur Smárason stopped into an Icelandic McDonald’s right before they were closing their doors for good to pick up a burger and fries.
Instead of eating it in 13 seconds like our drunk asses would do, he stashed the meal aside for what would amount to 2,190 days.
After three years, Smárason checked on his little experiment and found zero changes–the burger and fries showed zero signs of decomposing, no odor, no mold growth, no changes in texture.
The meal, which is now billed “The Last McDonald’s Cheeseburger sold in Iceland,” has now been put on display in a hostel in Iceland where people come to see the burger age like George Clooney.
McDonald’s was swift to stomp out rumors that their food is not really food in an official statement titled “Response to the myth that McDonald’s burgers don’t decompose.”
“In order to decompose, you need certain conditions – specifically moisture. Without sufficient moisture — either in the food itself or the environment — bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore, decomposition is unlikely.
So if food is or becomes dry enough, it is unlikely to grow mold or bacteria or decompose.
Food prepared at home that is left to dehydrate could see similar results.”
What do you think, bros? 2 am, coming home from the bar, everything else is closed, do you inhale this seemingly perfect burger and fries? I take that shit down 11 out of 10 times.