You're probably aware of the notorious theory that McDonald's burgers strangely do not decompose over time where as other fast food burgers do. Countless videos have recorded the comparisons of various fast food joints decomposition rate vs McDonalds', and it is shocking how in all the videos, only the burgers from McDonald's look the same a month later as it did when it was first bought. And apparently, burgers from McDonald's do not break down even after 20 years!
A pair of Australian men claimed o have the oldest burger in the world – a 20 year old quarter pounder from (surprise, surprise) McDonald's that still looks remarkably intact.
Eduard Neetz and Casey Dean purchased the burger from a McDonald’s outlet in Adelaide when they were 13 and 14 years old respectively. They were out buying food for a party, when they decided to pick up an extra burger for their friend Jono, who never showed up. “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,” Casey said. “The months became years and now, 20 years later, it looks the same as the day we bought it, perfectly preserved in its original wrapping.”
The two men have been keeping the antique burger under lock and key for the past two decades but recently busted it out to show off to the media.
“It’s rock hard, absolutely solid as a brick,” the friends said. It does look quite fresh, only slightly shriveled, as though it was picked up a few hours ago. However, the guys absolutely refuse to actually take a bite out of it to see if it still tastes as “fresh” as it looks.
The men have now released a song on iTunes dedicated to their ‘Senior Burger’. All proceeds raised from the sales of the song will go to BeyondBlue, a national initiative to raise awareness of anxiety and depression. They’ve also set up a Facebook page and Twitter account for Senior Burger, where fans of the miracle burger can purchase merchandise, in case you are into really old, immortal burgers.
People, other than these two, have been preserving burgers for a while now. David Whipple bought a McDonald's burger in 1999 and kept it to show his friends that it was full of preservatives and wouldn’t spoil. A man in Iceland also bought the last burger on the day the last McDonald's in Reykjavik closed down, and put it on display at a local bar. All these burgers have not had anything extra added to them after they were bought fresh from the fast food outlet but they all still look disturbingly new.
Check out the video below where Eduard and Casey unveiled their relic of a burger on TV.
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