September 17, 2010

Undead for Dinner

"[P]hotographer Sally Davies decided to buy a ["Happy Meal"] from McDonald's, set it out on a table, and take a picture of it every day until it disintegrated. That was 137 days ago and the . . . fries look as fresh as the day they came out of the fryer, and the burger — minus a little patty shrinkage — is virtually unchanged." More at Grub Street; see also Leo Foley's museum of barely-decayed hamburgers collected during the last 19 years.

Unfortunately, the meals are not so impervious that human digestion can't extract the calories.

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