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    Vladimir Lenin, King Tut and the McDonald's Happy Meal: What do they all have in common? A shocking resistance to Mother Nature's cycle of decomposition and biodegradability, apparently.

    That's the disturbing point brought home by the latest project of New York City-based artist and photographer Sally Davies, who bought a McDonald's Happy Meal back in April and left it out in her kitchen to see how well it would hold up over time.

    The results? "The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail.

    She proceeded to photograph the Happy Meal each week and posted the pictures to Flickr to record the results of her experiment. Now, just over six months later, the Happy Meal has yet to even grow mold. She told the Daily Mail that "the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it."

    Davies -- whose art has been featured in numerous films and television shows and is collected by several celebrities -- told The Upshot that she initiated the project to prove a friend wrong. He believed that any burger would mold or rot within two or three days of being left on a counter. Thus began what's become known as "The Happy Meal Art Project."

    "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."

    Davies' friend was the person who should have done the additional research. Wellness and nutrition educator Karen Hanrahan has indeed kept a McDonald's hamburger since 1996 to show clients and students how resistant fast food can be to decomposition.

    As for Davies, she said that she might just keep her burger and fries hanging around for a while as well.

    "It's sitting on a bookshelf right now, so it's not really taking up any space, so why not?" she said. It ceased giving off any sort of odor after 24 hours, she said, adding: "You have to see this thing."


    In response to Davies' project, McDonald's spokeswoman Theresa Riley emailed The Upshot a statement defending the quality of the chain's food. Riley's email also blasted Davies' "completely unsubstantiated" work as something out of "the realm of urban legends."

    "McDonald's hamburger patties in the United States are made with 100% USDA-inspected ground beef," Riley wrote. "Our hamburgers are cooked and prepared with salt, pepper and nothing else -- no preservatives, no fillers. Our hamburger buns are baked locally, are made from North American-grown wheat flour and include common government-approved ingredients designed to assure food quality and safety. ... According to Dr. Michael Doyle, Director, Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, 'From a scientific perspective, I can safely say that the way McDonald's hamburgers are freshly processed, no hamburger would look like this after one year unless it was tampered with or held frozen.'"
    McDonald’s Happy Meal resists decomposition for six months | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News

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    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u34aqZXGW2Y[/YOUTUBE]

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    LOL! My daughter texted me at lunch today (her and her friends were at McD's) so I sent them this pic..lol it had no effect.. they still ate peacefully
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    See I find it amazing that Davies has completely different results to that YouTube video. Although not at the same rate as the "regular" burger, MickeyD's burger did eventually break down and grow mould. The chips are clearly mutant though!

    What conditions was Davies storing the burger in??
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    ^^It says she just set it out on her bookcase. So maybe the diff. between this and Morgan Spurlock's experiment is that Morgan's were sealed in jars with moisture contained, and Davies dried out with the room temperature?
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    Maybe Morgan had some bacteria on his hands when handling the burgers.

    This is from 2 years ago:

    12-Year Old McDonald's Hamburger, Still Looking Good | A Hamburger Today



    The McDonald's hamburger on the right is from 2008; the one on the left is from 1996. And they both look fairly edible.

    Wellness educator and nutrition consultant Karen Hanrahan has kept a McDonald's hamburger since 1996 to illustrate its nonexistent ability to decay. Aside from drying out and bit and having "the oddest smell," it apparently hasn't changed much in the past 12 years.

    This isn't the first time someone kept an uneaten McDonald's hamburger for an extended period of time for the sake of science. Or in the case of the Bionic Burger Museum, multiple burgers for over 19 years. There are even instructions on how to start your own collection of old, self-preserving burgers.

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    The sauce in the burgers in the video make all the difference. The hamburgers are dry.

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