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What Does a McDonald’s Hamburger Look Like After 14 Years? Exactly the Same
Metro ^ | Wednesday 24 Apr 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga

Posted on 04/24/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

If you were planning on storing a McDonald’s hamburger for 14 years the good news is it will look exactly the same and won’t go mouldy – the bad news is you will have to contend with it being rock hard.

One American did such a thing after initially setting out to educate people on how enzymes worked by keeping it for a month.

David Whipple, 63, hadn’t intended to store the food object for over a decade but decided to after accidentally finding it two years after making the purchase.

‘It sat in my coat pocket for a year or two after it sat in my truck,’ he told US talk show The Doctors.

‘When we discovered it, we were like, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it looks the same way!”.’

It turned out the burger had somehow been preserved in good condition for 14 years, with one of the only casualties being a disintegrated pickle.

Mr Whipple has no plans to part with his historic burger and has said he will show it to his grandchildren.


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1 posted on 04/24/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 04/24/2013 12:14:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
This is surprising? Just get a look at Tony Packo's buns!


3 posted on 04/24/2013 12:14:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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4 posted on 04/24/2013 12:14:54 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Scientists observed exactly the same phenomenon with Helen Thomas.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 12:15:30 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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The question is, does it taste any better? ;-)


6 posted on 04/24/2013 12:16:17 PM PDT by Average Al
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7 posted on 04/24/2013 12:17:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Yeah, nearly a decade and half and no decay. Sure.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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But a quarter pounder from McDonalds will get mold.

This is an issue of moisture and rates of evaporation, not preservatives.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:57 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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the sauce must be extra special by now.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 12:19:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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FRENCH FRIES, they last forever. Left out doors in dry places, scavengers avoid them and nothing decays them. You are what you eat!


11 posted on 04/24/2013 12:19:45 PM PDT by Tugo (Never Submit!)
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That’s because on a bad day it could conceivably take you fourteen years to get through the drive-thru.


12 posted on 04/24/2013 12:28:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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This is an issue of moisture and rates of evaporation, not preservatives.

Yep. It's basically the same process as "mummification". Without sufficient moisture, the decay process stalls out.

13 posted on 04/24/2013 12:30:55 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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“scavengers avoid them”

Huh? What scavengers do you have around you? I’ve seen ravens and pigeons that hang out in fast food parking lots and pretty much live off scavenged french fries. Squirrels and rats love the things too.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 12:35:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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TABPSSLCPOSSB


15 posted on 04/24/2013 12:40:19 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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FRENCH FRIES, they last forever. Left out doors in dry places, scavengers avoid them and nothing decays them. You are what you eat!

Indestructible

16 posted on 04/24/2013 12:41:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Here is the picture:


17 posted on 04/24/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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Sorta off topic...but sorta on topic too...

When next to youngest son was in 3rd or 4th grade we did a “margarine” vs butter “experiment.” A stick of margarine and a stick of butter were place on individual paper plates. They both went soft after a day or so; ants & fruit flies and other insects went after the butter; NOTHING went near the margarine blob. Nothing.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 1:12:51 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Mourning in America.)
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TABPSSLCPOSSB?


19 posted on 04/24/2013 1:17:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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When I lived in Michigan I used to like tossing McD fries out the window to watch the Crows and Seagulls scrap over them. It was a pretty evenly matched battle.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 1:28:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Two All Beef Paties Special Sauce Lettuce Cheese Pickles Onions a Sesame Seed Bun (big mac)


21 posted on 04/24/2013 1:31:46 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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I am told that bugs will not eat artificial sweetener as well.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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Please, no photos of her buns.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 2:23:53 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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Thanks nickcarraway.
David Whipple, 63, hadn’t intended to store the food object for over a decade but decided to after accidentally finding it two years after making the purchase. ‘It sat in my coat pocket for a year or two after it sat in my truck,’ he told US talk show The Doctors.
I like his housekeeping practices, I feel much better now.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 7:03:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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