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Date: 08/29/10 10:05 AM

102 Responses to The Endurance Of A McDonalds Burger [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Link: The Endurance Of A McDonalds Burger - We don`t know, is this that bad a thing? (Kidding!)
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    daniellee_x Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:25 am
    no mold on the bun or anything?
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:30 am
    I call bullsh*t.
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Friend of mine still has a three year old burger in a box.
    The bun has dried out and is now really white-grey,
    but if I told somebody it was new from the store they`d believe it.
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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:31 am
    This isn`t a happy meal. I don`t see a goddamn toy anywhere.
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Aww, gross. I wonder if they feed us old food.. D:
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:31 am
    yikes
    shopped?
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:43 am
    My friend once ate fries that were a couple months old that he found in the back seat of his car...

    He said, and I quote, "With a little prep, and tons of salt, they`re as good as new!"

    Aww, gross. I wonder if they feed us old food.. D:
    Thankfully, no. Not even McDonald`s is THAT bad...

    I have another friend that used to work at one... Said they had to throw out any old food at the end of the day, old being pretty much anything that was taken out of the freezer and didn`t get sold that day.

    He still absolutely refused to eat at McDonald`s, though, so there`re probably OTHER things going on in the back that he WASN`T telling us...
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:45 am
    If bacteria and other microbes can`t digest it, you probably shouldn`t be eating it.
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    angrynerd Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Why did they take the effort to make this picture. It`s blatantly fake, not funny, and will mislead some people enough that they`ll go around spreading this belief.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Keep it in a fridge and ya... 100% true. I have done it.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:51 am
    @angrynerd

    How is this "blatantly" fake? What is obvious about it. The bun has the same creases in it. After that amount of time the only change I can see is the bun has faded in color, the fries and patty have shrunk from dehydration.

    McDonald`s represents the height of processed food. Everything is chock full of preservatives. Have you ever bought Wonderbread? It will never get moldy. Have you ever bought artisan bread? It goes moldy in 2-3 days. This is not fake, the food is.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:52 am
    "I call bullsh*t."

    if only... stay away from McD`s.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:54 am
    its BS...


    mythbusters had this done and proved fake like a decade ago.

    but really if you wanna try it yourself, go waste a dollar and put the burger on your counter for a month..youll want to die after opening that bag then :P
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
    We did this in health class in high school. Same result.
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    u_jesse_u Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:07 am
    Angrynerd must own stock in McDonalds (investing in a real estate company that large should be a good bet)(and yes real estate is their primary business, crappy food just pays for the land they own) This is totally legit, just "loose" some french fries under the seat of your car, you`ll see.
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    AnarchistGod Male 70 & Over
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Wait... 137 days and it still looks edible?? Clearly this is the work of a higher power.
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    antarctica55 Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Just think... we`ve all eaten that at one point. May Neptune have mercy on our souls.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Haven`t eaten McD`s in years. Not because of all of the preservatives and additives they put in their food, but because their food (or should I say consumable food-like product) is fcuking disgusting. I`ll take Carl`s Jr- or even better, Burgerville- over McDonald`s any day.
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    AnarchistGod Male 70 & Over
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:24 am
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Didn`t they do something like this on "Supersize Me"? Unless I`m mistaken, the fries stayed fine, as they essentially have all the moisture removed by frying. Pretty sure the burger would go green and furry after a while.
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    Bridge Female 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Oh god. I just had one for lunch too. O_O
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    REDPlague Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:30 am
    lol, true. left a burger in my locker. com back after the summer and its still there(they didnt clean all teh lcokers on the 5th flor for some reaosn. lazy bums!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:31 am
    any cooked food will last a long time if it`s not exposed to air. Take anything and put it in one of tose vacuum bags and it will look just like this 200 days later.

    I still want my chicken mcnuggets
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    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:34 am
    This has been discredited many many times, the original woman lied about using a dehydrator... Looks like this person did too.

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    Nocornforyou Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:40 am
    Everything in moderation. Eating McDonalds, or any fast food for that matter, is bad in excess. But every once in a while, it`s no big deal. Everyone knows that McDonalds is bad for you.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:51 am
    But who cares? When you EAT it, it`s bathed in stomach acid... that makes a difference!
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    teampink27 Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    some other guy did an experiment like this with all kinds of mcdonalds food for like 6 months or something. I think it was the same guy that did 30 days? Idk but the fries NEVER seem to mold up
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    The fries actually look fresher.
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    SUpersize Me
    Documentary about McDonalds. Worth watching.
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    IchBinErica Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Forget McNuggets, Wendy`s spicy nuggets are the poo.

    Also if you eat it, the stomach acids will dissolve it so there`s really no point to this...
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    same thing was done on Super Size Me so im not surprised with the outcome. this stuff can go for AGES before you THINK its starting to rot...
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Happy Meals don`t make you happy.
    Home made burgers with home made fries does.
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    seeks_love Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    And this is why I don`t go there anymore. Probably going to be a well preserved corpse just from the amount I ate throughout my childhood as it is.
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    it doesn`t rot because it is very high in sodium. Not because they put magical poisons that will kill you if you eat such seemingly slow rotting crap.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    davymid: Yeah, The `Supersize me` guy made a youtube video like this and I believe that video was posted here on IAB.
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    solobueno Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    now i`m hungry...
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    Mahaloth Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    They are aware we have Hydrochloric acid in our stomachs, right?
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    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    I really hope someone moved the bun, and not that it moved by its self :/
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    mmmm
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    Ogen Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    That`s just so unnatural.
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    Kryptonite Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    I find it hard to believe that the bun wouldn`t start to grow mold...
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    It`s been tampered with.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    its funny kos its true! watch supersize me if you dont believe it!
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    wonky Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    FAKE
    TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEAL, CMON WHO CAN RESIST A MACCY D`S FOR THAT LONG
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    Protip:
    People have been using salt to preserve food well before McDonald`s was around
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    Piechartepic Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    its bin totaly moved u can see it...you can allmost see the tentacles under it...THEY MOVE!!!
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    why does anything moving on the plate immediately justify its fallacy???

    deductive reasoning... same concept as "beyond a reasonable doubt" word?

    additionally... if it so concerns you... try it yourself.
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    FreshKitty Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    HA! I`d like to see Burger King try to do THAT.
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    Jennings09 Female 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Aren`t they just saying that they always look the same and never get better? Ive left break for a week and it`s gone fury...
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    actually tried this in high school with just their french fries and we put them in a cabinet in the school so they wouldn`t be disturbed, almost forgot about them because there was never any smell and they still looked fine at the end of the year
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    why has the burger bun moved and the fries look different? i do believe the experiment, read many similar things...but did the person conducting the experiment maybe get peckish around day 78?
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    What would lying about this gain?
    (the answer is "nothing", so why would someone lie about it?)
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    i watched a health vid of a woman who did this except her mcdonalds food were years older. same result.
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    I`m going to have to call BS. I had a cheeseburger I left out by accident for like less than a week, and it almost was at the point of getting up and walking on its own.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    I still wouldn`t eat it. Just cause it doesn`t look rotted doesn`t mean it`s safe. And this is just making me crave Mcdonalds more. I been wanting it for months.
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    woooow so like the burgers we buy the same day at mc donalds could be really old too O.o
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    i`ve noticed bread doesn`t grow mold in the open, just inside the bag. always wondered why the french fries that fall in between the seats in the car manage to still be fries.. months later..
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    I just go there to buy their French fries to take home
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    HamilTaco Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    I`m going to have to call BS. I had a cheeseburger I left out by accident for like less than a week, and it almost was at the point of getting up and walking on its own.
    --
    Notice the lack of cheese...
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    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    You know something is wrong when a Double Hamburger costs only 99 cents.
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    greguire Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    i work at that hell hole and i call total BS on this too. after 8 hours of sitting in the waste bucket the burgers DO NOT even have the same color. i think this was either irradiated, or dehydrated, or possible both.

    and yes, i work there, but i don`t eat there. that crap is garbage.
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    Nobbinz Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    You work there but you don`t eat there? If you can turn your nose up at the free food McDonalds give you for your break, you have too much money to be working there.
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    cyborgmonkey Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    does anyone else have a whataburger... i think its just texas.
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    entwife Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    The french fries weren`t faked, I can tell you that. Somebody dropped like a whole large order of Micky D`s fries on the sidewalk near my house and they sat there for at least two months and they never molded or decomposed or anything. They still looked like they were fresh out of the bag (although I`m sure they didn`t taste fresh). Not even the birds would touch them. And that was after sitting outside in the elements for that long! It`s not hard for me to believe that these fries lasted 137 days looking like that.

    I don`t know about the burger, but I suspect that it`s very possible that it could still look like that after 137 days.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    you wouldn`t eat that?
    Bunch of pussies.
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    this isnt BS. ever watched that movie "supersize me" about the idiot who eats mcD`s for a whole month? he did the same experiment with almost exactly the same results as this.. :S
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    Keegan31 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    @ Nobbinz "If you can turn your nose up at the free food McDonalds give you for your break..."

    McDonalds does not give you free anything. You want a burger for lunch? You get in line and pay for it.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    In SuperSize Me, Fries and various burgers were left in a room to see how long the preservatives lasted... Most of the sandwiches were pretty much a complete mess by the 4 month mark (a few were so bad, i.e. the Fish Sandwich, that they had to remove them from the experiment because the smell was overpowering), but the fries, even after a full 6 months NEVER CHANGED...
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    "McDonalds does not give you free anything. You want a burger for lunch? You get in line and pay for it."

    Sadly this is true at BK and Wendy`s as well... Employees are granted a measly 20% discount on food items they buy for their break, and they are only allowed that discount ONCE per day. (So no buying some to take home at discounted price)
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 1:55 am
    THEY SENT COUT COUPONS FOR FREE FRAPPES AND SMOOTHIES! I HAD A FEW FREE ONES.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 2:40 am
    the other day I found some mcFrench fries in my car that were a few months old- looked the same as they did when you buy them.
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 5:24 am
    but oddly enough if not consumed within 5 minutes of purchase the product becomes totally inedible...
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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 6:24 am
    still looks good!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 6:57 am
    Thats just wrong.
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    TheTrees Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:02 am
    IT MOVED!
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:44 am
    Whatever, still tasty.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 9:09 am
    I still love them!
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    webgirl9m9 Female 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 9:11 am
    its alive!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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    sarahsaur Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Who cares? You don`t buy McDonald`s to eat 4 months later.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 11:11 am
    "does anyone else have a whataburger... i think its just texas."

    I`ve yet to see a Whataburger outside of Texas as well. DX

    Which sucks because it`s wonderful to go in there at 3am and get whatever bbq-soaked delight they have as the special.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Mmmm preservatives.
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    Epilogue Female 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    This is why I`m a vegetarian.
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    ifeelfine Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Ehm I don`t think the pictures have anything to do with being vegetarian (look, the potato is just as scary too!) but kudos to you.
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Sure, it looks the same. But are you willing to taste it?
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    Spellwarrior Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    I`mma go ahead and call b.s. on this. It would be so easy to take two different pics on the same day, and then label both differently.
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    ifeelfine Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Ah well I`d prefer having one made fresh in my own home where I have a better picture of where the ingredients are from.

    Does anyone know if Macdonald outlets in different countries prepare burgers differently? I saw an article regarding Russia`s and it looks safe and rather delectable actually. Maybe I should try this experiment with my own country`s McD.
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    lolumad Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    There are whataburgers in Arizona, not sure if there are any in CA though..
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    barberthe Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    simim23, we have WHATABURGER in Alabama! Granted, I have to drive more than an hour to get to one, but it`s within reach...as long as I`m going to Birmingham
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    LULandShark Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Sorry, I`m gonna call BS on this. Assuming that the McD`s was just sitting there, the fries would not have moved that much. Also, I don`t care about the burger itself, that may easily look the same, but I`d think unless you kept a perfectly sterile environment, the bread would go moldy.
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    spazking Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    The guy who did Super Size Me did a similar experiment, except he put them in glass jars. It was much more legitimate than this.
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    nofatchicks Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    idc about whataburger cz in cali we got in n out!
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    iplaymusic Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    Is it showing it over time or how little they change it when they make it?
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    yugipie Female 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 6:08 am
    I aggre with spazking, he did put them in jars and they become more deposed than this.
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    barberthe Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 10:19 am
    simim23, we have WHATABURGER in Alabama! Granted, I have to drive more than an hour to get to one, but it`s within reach...as long as I`m going to Birmingham
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    digbychicken Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    i still would eat that
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    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
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    August 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    we did this with their fries at school. theyve been sitting out for 2 years. they still look normal.
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    omgitsx564 Female 13-17
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    August 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    @iplaymusic: theyre showing that it stsys the same after 137 days of sitting out
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    eclyps Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    I could never do such an experiment... If there`s a McDonalds cheeseburger in my house, it WILL get eaten. By me. Straight away. Coz they`re delicious.
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    perviggo Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    america is a burger
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    Plesiosaur Female 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Well I expect the fries to still be good after 100 days or so since they`re covered in salt. And salt preserves food. But I`m surprised by the bun. Bread will get moldy pretty quickly if left out. They must of kept this food in a dry, cool, sterile environment because at least the bun would rot.
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