Skip to comments.McDonald’s Hamburgers: Almost Entirely Indestructible (even after 137 days)
Posted on 08/27/2010 4:19:51 AM PDT by dennisw
In the name of both art and science, New York photographer Sally Davies decided to buy a hamburger happy meal from McDonald's, set it out on a table, and take a picture of it every day until it disintegrated. That was 137 days ago and the end is nowhere near: The fries look as fresh as the day they came out of the fryer, and the burger minus a little patty shrinkage is virtually unchanged. Davies plans to keep going with the project until something happens, but she'd better be ready for a long haul: A twelve-year-old McD's burger surfaced a few years ago looking shockingly well-preserved. If you find yourself in possession of a fast-food hamburger and eating it (or trashing it) isn't an option, there's always the scientific method. Take a cue from University of Nottingham chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff (who, we must note, has fantastic hair) and dunk the whole thing in a vat of hydrochloric acid, as demonstrated in the following video:
Must be laden with preservatives to not get moldy and rot.
McDonalds hamburgers make the best laxative I can find.
Within half an hour ,I am moved.
There’s some BS going on here... you can be sure about that.
If this were science, she would have acquired hamburgers from various fast foot establishments, a few restraunts, and a couple of home made ones to boot... but nawww, sounds like this is just another attempt to make the largest fast food giant look bad...
How about a control sample? haven’t these people taken 5th-grade science class?
I’m sure all of the above are hard as a rock. The burger shrunk, sure sign.
A lot of what happens with food is environment. If she lives in a dry area, she is not going to see a lot happen there. If she is in air conditioning, pulling the moisture out, same thing.
Note how she skipped the toppings on the bun?
Sarah Lee hamburger buns NEVER mold.
I don’t believe it. She’s in New York City.
Within 48 hours cockroaches, bedbugs or Michael Moore would have eaten it.
Dry aged Holstein.
Here in western Ohio, from noticing the road trash it is obvious that trashy, low life, piglike people perfer McDonalds rather than the other fast foods.
“Just throw that out the window.”
I doubt that this is BS.
You wouldn’t believe the surprises I discover in the back of my Jeep.
Chicken McNuggets are stick in a time-dilation loop. They NEVER age!
Stick = Stuck
>>Within 48 hours cockroaches, bedbugs or Michael Moore would have eaten it.<<
But seriously, she’s probably throwing it all in the fridge at night. Uncovered.
All that salt and oil are preservatives. At least that is what I tell myself every time I eat a burger and fries. Inside me, I’m hoping they are preserving all my organs as well as they preserve the food itself. Yep, I’m delusional. The easiest lies are the ones we tell ourselves. I’ll die young, but I’ll have eaten well on the way. Oops! too late. I’m not young no more.
“sounds like this is just another attempt to make the largest fast food giant look bad...”
...I agree. Along with “Supersize Me”. Only problem is, the guy that ate nothing but McDonalds food for a month really did get sick, and this burger looks the same after 5 months!
What does it look like after you eat it?
Watch the DVD extra’s to the movie “Supersize Me”.
On second thought... watch the movie in its entirety.
Truth is stranger than fiction, and all that crap.
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed turd.
That’s worse than an old time lapse video I saw of a fruitcake that was left on the sidewalk for about a week. Birds and squirrels finally ate the whole thing, but they left the green things.
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