the timeless burger…i’m not sure what this means, but i’m sure it means something!!!

October 13th, 2008

TheThinkMovement.com by J. Sakiya Sandifer

One of these McDonald’s hamburgers is from 2008 and the other is from 1996.  Can you tell the difference between the two?

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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  • 1. angelica  |  October 14th, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    The dark meat is probably from the 1960’s seem like the meat is well cook. Unlike the meat they cook these days. am i right?! lol

  • 2. leandra  |  October 17th, 2008 at 5:35 PM


  • 3. Jenn  |  October 20th, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Funny how the burger from 1996 looks more appetizing.

  • 4. Max Gibson  |  July 10th, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    This is a classic post.

    Max Gibson

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