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Sep 26, 2008 12:14 PM

McDonald's burger from 1996?!

You have to see this to believe it.

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  1. I actually saw ihis before and I still don't believe it....It seems like a scam.

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    1. re: Chew on That

      I agree... look at how these burgers break down over 10 weeks.

      Look, we all know this kind of food is not the best for us. Why do people become so fanatical about something that they feel they need to exaggerate claims like that photo and story the OP links to.

      1. re: newJJD

        In that video, you can see the food were put in the glass containers hot, because of the steam on the insides. Moisture causes mold, mold causes decay. If the burger was kept in a dry environment, it is entirely possible it would not break down like in the you tube video. Working in a restaurant, I have swept up pieces of meat from under tables that looked like jerky, with no mold and no decomposition other then dehydration. Since the McDonald's burger starts out with very little moisture, believe it or not, it is entirely possible that it didn't decompose or really shrink over 12 years.

    2. Scam or not, really gross. Glad I haven't eaten one of those since I was 11. Ew, really.

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      1. re: momof3

        I'm glad I have eaten one recently. Tasted good and only cost a dollar. I don't enjoy huge, expensive Red Robin type burgers as much and McD's is cost effective for our family. I'd rather make my own than pay too much for a burger out.

      2. But won't we ingest the preservatives and live longer??


        1. a real mcdonalds burger would have had ketchup, mustard and a pickle on it. Of course, that moisture would have aided decomposition and not been as much fun.

          1. Maybe if we eat enough of these we can all look the same 12 years from now!!!