Photographer Documents Never-Decomposing McDonald's Hamburger

Posted by David Ozanich — 13 Oct 2010


I love a Chicken McNugget as much as the next guy, but I may be taking McDonald’s off my lunch list after seeing photographer Sally Davies’ Flickr project. She photographed the same hamburger and fries from the venerable fast food chain once a week for 6 months and, well, not much changed. It hasn’t even grown mold! From an article about the artist:

"I told my friend about a schoolteacher who's kept a McDonald's burger for 12 years that hasn't changed at all, and he didn't believe me when I told him about it," Davies told us. "He thought I was crazy and said I shouldn't believe everything that I read, so I decided to try it myself."

What’s even more terrifying is that Davies does indeed have a friend who kept her McDonald’s burger for 12 years and it never decomposed. Karen Hanrahan bought her burger from 1996 and wrote about it in 2008. No word on the current condition of said hamburger which would now be 14 years old.

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