14 Year Old Burger will not Decompose
A burger bought o July 17th 1999 remains intact and shows no sign of decomposition almost 14 years after it was bought.
David Whipple bought the McDonald’s burger to show its decomposition to a group of dieters in 1999 when he was struggling to control his own weight; Whipple bought the burger and left it to decompose for one month before showing it to the weight loss group.
‘It wasn’t on purpose,’ Whipple told TV show ‘The Doctors,’ of his decision to keep the burger for such a long time.
‘I was showing some people how enzymes work and I thought a hamburger would be a good idea. And I used it for a month and then I forgot about it.
‘It ended up in a paper sack in the original sack with the receipt in my coat pocket tossed in the back of my truck and it sat there for, I don’t know, two or three months.’
The burger with pickle, ketchup and mustard showed little sign of decomposing after one month in 1999 except for the pickle. After showing the burger to the weight loss group Whipple forgot about the burger in a coat pocket, where it remained until found again when he moved house.
When found again one or two years later with the bag and receipt the urger still remained intact and had no bad smell or signs of mold.
The burger now forms the basis of an online blog about how the burger is holding up to the passing of time, which appears to have little effect on the burger. David Whipple claims the burger has shown his own seven children the dangers of eating unhealthy food; Whipple has now begun to repeat the process with burgers from a variety of fast food chains.
‘It’s great for my grand-kids to see. To see what happens with fast food,’ he said.
Nevertheless, he said he doesn’t want to turn the hamburger into a cause or a crusade against fast food burgers.
“This has just been fun,” he said. “This has just been one of those crazy things.”
St. George man’s 14-year-old McDonald’s burger just won’t rot
Fancy a bite? McDonald’s burger bought in Utah in 1999 looks exactly the same as the day it was first flipped (even after it spent two years in a COAT POCKET)