A receptionist is in shock after discovering that a McDonald’s cheeseburger she kept for five years has remained exactly the same.
Megan Condry, 41, has vowed to give up fast food altogether after discovering the burger still looked the same as the day she bought it in 2017.
Megan, from Washington, DC, decided to conduct the experiment after noticing that a hamburger left in the back of her car hadn’t started to rot after five days.
She said: ‘He was intact until about three weeks ago.
“I was in the cupboard sorting through my Christmas stuff and I knocked over the bag and the burger came out. I had forgotten about it.
“It was rock hard, as hard as a hockey puck. I could probably smash a window with it.
“Everything is completely dry and it could start to crumble.
“There was no smell and it looks the same as the day I bought it.
“I tried to take it apart, but if I tried to take it apart I think it would break. It’s just a solid mass.
“I want to know what it looks like inside but I can’t see it.
“It hasn’t shrunk or evaporated. I guess there are no bacteria, it makes me sick.
“I think it contains so many preservatives [in it] or else, how would it have lasted so long? »
Megan claims to have bought two cheeseburgers and fries from a drive-thru in November 2017, but after finishing one burger she threw the other in the back of her car and planned to eat it later.
She says she was inspired to perform the experiment after seeing an old hamburger displayed in her doctor’s office.
Megan left the burger untouched in the back of her closet until last month, and while sorting through Christmas decorations, she found it.
Megan added: “McDonald’s had a deal for two cheeseburgers, fries and a drink.
“I didn’t eat the second burger and left it in the car while I ended up doing something else.
“A few days later I was cleaning my car and realized I had forgotten it.
“I took it out and it looked exactly like it did when I bought it. It was rock solid from the air I think, but there was nothing wrong with that.
“The cheeseburger and the bun looked the same, it was just really tough. It had no smell, it hadn’t rotted or developed mold.
“I like science stuff. A few years before, I was going to the doctor’s and he had a cake stand with a burger on display that he had kept for 20 years.
“I would have just thrown it away if it wasn’t for me seeing the burger in the doctor’s office.
“I threw it in the back of my closet and left it untouched until a few weeks ago.”
As Megan plans to continue her experiment, she repackaged the burger and put it back in the cupboard where she will leave it for another five years.
Megan said: “I’m going to put it back in the closet and see if it dies, changes or disappears.”
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.
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