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14 year old McDonald's hamburger looks exactly the same when purchased

A Utah man who claims he has saved a McDonald's hamburger since 1999 has gone public with his at-home experiment.

But more than a decade later, the sandwich looks exactly the same. Only the pickle has disappeared:


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Stranger yet...

somehow, the thing is still warm...

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.



Ron Paul Was Right


Is he gonna let that go to waste?


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Deleted. Posted in wrong context.

we already solved this one

The reason the patty doesn't rot it because the patty is small enough that it loses all of its moisture quickly and the heat it is cooked at sterilizes it. Thus, the conditions for mold simply do not exist. Adding katsup or using a larger patty will give different results, as there is more moisture available.

This guy did an "expiriment" without doing control experiements and drew a conclusion without nearly enough information.

It's not about whether McDonalds is healthy or not, it is about good science vs bad science.

Oh, so this is another "cow eye milkshake" sort of thing.

Remember that one?

Still, never liked their burgers (or BK's). Tastes like it was never alive to begin with.

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What is the allegory, simile

What is the allegory, simile or metaphor contained in this myth?

The myth that McDonald's hamburgers are somehow abnormal

It was implied in the article and the title. The claim that "McDonald's hamburgers don't rot" because of various reasons pops up every few months.

I can't find the allegory,

I can't find the allegory, simile or metaphor. Can you point it out to me?

Are you seriously going to make me quote the dictionary?

MYTH: any invented story, idea, or concept.

The invented concept in this situation is that McDonald's hamburgers are preserved for an abnormal amount of time.

I shouldn't have even responded to your drivel.

The #1 definition in the

The first definition in the dictionary is:

a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

The idea being accepted by the general populace that a myth is simply an invented story, implied to be untrue by definition, would likely please the controllers. They would very much like us to dismiss stories containing simile, allegory or metaphor, and having a moral out of hand, preferably without reading, and without any further consideration given.

So how long does the food

So how long does the food they put sawdust in last?



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In school

We did a similar experiment but with french fries form 5 different fast food outlets. Safe to say McDonald french fries lasted the longest.

So if

i eat only mcdonalds, I will live forever?

No, it just means that you will not need to be embalmed.


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I don't understand

why some people actually look forward to eating at McDonalds. To me, it's a last resort lunch during work hours. Also, ewww.

Slightly off topic, but has anyone here tried coconut milk in place of the pasteurized milk from supermarkets? Very tasty alternative for those who can't/don't/won't drink raw milk.

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coconut milk is the only

coconut milk is the only proper way to make belizean rice and beans.

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

Belizean rice'n'beans sounds tasty...

I've always wanted to make rice / beans like I have had @ breakfast in Costa Rica (in my youth). I don't know the spices . Do you have a recipe you could share?

Aaron Russo, Nikola Tesla, Ron Paul, I'm jus' sayin'

this one is the closest to

this one is the closest to the way we made it.
1 lb Red Kidney Beans
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp salt
2 plugs garlic
1 medium garlic (crushed)
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 cup coconut milk
3 cups rice
1 small pig’s tail or salted beef (optional for extra taste, trim fat)
6-8 cups of water

1. Wash hands and gather ingredients
2. Soak Beans for 4-6 hours
3. Boil beans until tender with garlic, onions, and pig tail (Or use pressure cooker)
4. Season beans with black pepper, thyme and salt
5. Add coconut milk, stir taste, let boil
6. Clean rice
7. Add clean rice to seasoned beans. Stir, then cover. Cook until water is absorb rice is tender. If necessary, add more water gradually until rice is tender.

- Belizean Fav. Foods Using the Food Groups

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

I second this

I'd also like a recipe, if you have one.

I always like making new foods...some of them even turn out edible! ;o

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