Would you eat a 20-year-old burger?
Two friends from Australia were recently dared to eat a hamburger that they bought over 20 years ago. It all started when they were teenagers. According to 9 News, Casey Dean, then 14, and 13-year-old Eduard Nitz, went into a McDonald’s to buy some food. They purchased a Quarter Pounder with cheese for a friend, but their friend never showed up. Instead, the friend asked the boys to keep his burger “safe,” and he jokingly told them that he would eat it next time he saw them.
“We’re pretty sure it’s the oldest burger in the world. It started off as a joke, you know we told our friend we’d hold his burger for him but he never turned up and before we knew it six months had passed. The months became years and now, 20 years later, it looks the same as it did the day we bought it, perfectly preserved in its original wrapping,” Dean said.
The 20-year-old burger might look okay, but most people wouldn’t actually eat meat that old. According to News Australia, the guys were scheduled to go on a show today, where they were asked to take a bite. After some careful consideration, Dean and Eduard were talked out of sinking their teeth into the burger. Many believe that this was a smart idea.
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Perhaps what seems to intrigue people the most with a story like this is the condition of the hamburger itself. The item was in excellent condition without a spot of mold on it. And this seems to be a going thing for McDonald’s food items.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the very last McDonald’s meal ever to be purchased in Iceland was put on display at a museum, and was left to rot away. The problem is, the items didn’t rot — and it has been six years.
“[It’s surprising that] a McDonald’s meal purchased roughly 2,190 days ago looks like some secret property has rendered it immune to the ravages of time and the natural laws which govern the universe.”
What do you make of McDonald’s food’s ability to stay in pristine condition over the years? Does this make you think twice about eating the food at the restaurant? Do you think that there are preservatives in the food that keep it from going bad? Sound off in the comments below.
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