Behold the Eternal McDonald’s Hamburger

They're actually all pretty durable, these hamburgers.
They're actually all pretty durable, these hamburgers. Photo: iStockphoto

Utah resident David Whipple bought a McDonald’s hamburger way back in 1999, he says, just to demonstrate that McDonald’s hamburgers don’t really decompose. He stashed it in his coat pocket, and well, now here it is, good as new. This principle of hamburger persistence is of course cherished by the kinds of people who admire the John Cage organ piece that takes 639 years to play, argue over Nietzsche’s idea of eternal return, and, of course, curate old but spritely fast-food collections. The eternal burger is a big surprise, however, to the doctors on The Doctors, that CBS show where licensed physicians go around sticking people with botox needles, do health food product placement, and sometimes tell audience members they are actually sicker than they think. Here’s their take on the burger — notice how Dr. Travis Stork puts gloves on before lifting the bun? What a professional.

Fancy a bite? McDonald’s burger bought in Utah in 1999 looks exactly the same as the day it was first flipped (even after it spent two years in a COAT POCKET) [Daily Mail UK]
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