I’ll be honest, I love me some McDonald’s after a long night of putting my liver through hell. And the best part? Waking up the next morning, half-eaten bag of McDonald’s just sprawled out on the counter, and a perfectly wrapped McDouble just waiting for me. Just pop that thing in the microwave for 30 seconds and it’s as good as new.
8 hours overnight? No problem. But what about 20 years? Shockingly, it’s not as bad as you would think.
According to KUTV, David Whipple bought a McDonald’s hamburger in 1999 for a whopping 79 cents, and for some reason put it in his coat pocket, where it chilled for quite a while.
It got stuck in a coat pocket. The coat got thrown in the back of my van, and I guess it just got hung up on our closet in Logan. Subsequently we moved from Logan to St. George, Utah, and it stayed there for a couple years and I think my wife was giving the coat away or something and found it.”
Once he found it again, he decided to hang on to it and see how it would deteriorate over time. And now, here we are 20 years later and it doesn’t even look a week old. Save for the pickle, it’s nearly indistinguishable from a fresh one. Oh, and it only faintly smells of cardboard.
1999? Do you know what was going on in 1999? For starters, Bill Clinton was getting impeached, Napster was released, My Space launched, and The Matrix was making its debut on the big screen. For those of you wondering what Napster and My Space are, bless your heart.
Should this make you rethink ever eating at a McDonald’s again? Yeah, probably. But will it? Hell no…