Oct 14 - McDonald’s Happy Meal resists decomposition for six months

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Oct 14 - McDonald’s Happy Meal resists decomposition for six months
 

 

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Vladimir Lenin, King Tut and the McDonald's Happy Meal: What do they all have in common? A shocking resistance to Mother Nature's cycle of decomposition and biodegradability, apparently.

That's the disturbing point brought home by the latest project of New York City-based artist and photographer Sally Davies, who bought a McDonald's Happy Meal back in April and left it out in her kitchen to see how well it would hold up over time.

The results? "The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail.


She proceeded to photograph the Happy Meal each week and posted the pictures to Flickr to record the results of her experiment. Now, just over six months later, the Happy Meal has yet to even grow mold. She told the Daily Mail that "the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it."

Davies -- whose art has been featured in numerous films and television shows and is collected by several celebrities -- told The Upshot that she initiated the project to prove a friend wrong. He believed that any burger would mold or rot within two or three days of being left on a counter. Thus began what's become known as "The Happy Meal Art Project."

"I told my friend about a schoolteacher who's kept a McDonald's burger for 12 years that hasn't changed at all, and he didn't believe me when I told him about it," Davies told us. "He thought I was crazy and said I shouldn't believe everything that I read, so I decided to try it myself."

Some observers of the photo series have noted that the burger's bun appears at different angles, and therefore aired suspicions that the Happy Meal may not in fact be as "untouched" as the project's groundrules stipulate. Davies says there's a simple explanation for the mobile-bun effect. "The meal is on a plate in my apartment on a shelf," she says, "and when I take it down to shoot it, the food slides around. It's hard as rock on a glass plate, so sure, the food is moving."


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MAKAVELI2199 17 heat pts17
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 10-14-2010, 01:11 PM         #3
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I'm so done with Fas..... Wait..... Doesn't Wendy's use 100% pure beef????:D
 8 years ago '05        #4
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 palogee said:
:jay:
I'm so done with Fas..... Wait..... Doesn't Wendy's use 100% pure beef????:D
yeah i dunno how true that is but for some reason wendys is the only fast food i will eat.
I find it taste more fresh and like.... real?
 8 years ago '06        #5
SpeedLimits65 5 heat pts
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in n out ftw or JBX. or wendy's and their frosty's.
 8 years ago '10        #6
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 palogee said:
:jay:
I'm so done with Fas..... Wait..... Doesn't Wendy's use 100% pure beef????:D
 kaderg911 said:
yeah i dunno how true that is but for some reason wendys is the only fast food i will eat.
I find it taste more fresh and like.... real?
 SpeedLimits65 said:
in n out ftw or JBX. or wendy's and their frosty's.
hmmmm considers Wendy’s over BK after unanimous decisions...

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f**k dat....5 GUYS!!!!!!
 10-14-2010, 04:10 PM         #7
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so even mold thinks mcdonalds food is nasty?
 10-14-2010, 04:37 PM         #8
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 JShuttles20 said:
hmmmm considers Wendy’s over BK after unanimous decisions...

*pauses*

f**k dat....5 GUYS!!!!!!
5 guys is that s**t
 8 years ago '06        #9
Da Realness 2 heat pts
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Real talk. n*ggas know I don't f**k with fast food like that. If I f**k with McDonalds, then it's for the breakfast. And if its during the day and I'm eating fast food, then that must mean there ain't s**t at the crib and I'm starving. I would f**k with KFC or Taco Bell before that, and I don't even like eating those. And yea, Wendy's do have a fresher taste to their food. I do hear their food is healthier, but I dunno about that since it's fast food.

There is a fast food spot called Pollo Tropical out here. It's REAL Caribbean style food (which I've grown up with anyway). I'm talkin bout rice and chicken with beans. That's my s**t lol. It ain't even real fast food, but it's a lil chain with drive thrus. That's my 1st choice.


Look at my n*gga cookin that Pollo! Thumbs up hoe!


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 8 years ago '09        #10
WezLFaCe_KiD 59 heat pts59
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Vegeterian :D
 8 years ago '09        #11
K0ntrast 66 heat pts66
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McDs is nasty anyway, BK ftw
 8 years ago '04        #12
doczdaname 31 heat pts31
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if i ever do eat a burger, it is in and out..they have the game on lock
 8 years ago '06        #13
smoothlikebutta 17 heat pts17
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 JShuttles20 said:
hmmmm considers Wendy’s over BK after unanimous decisions...

*pauses*

f**k dat....5 GUYS!!!!!!
i dont eat fast food but i f**k with 5 guys. my boy is manager there, funny i just dropped some bud off over there for him and some workers a few hrs ago and they treated me and my homegirl to a free meal :dancingcool:
 8 years ago '06        #14
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 un1t27 said:
all fast food is

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Co-Sign
That's why I been stop eating that garbage.
Just another way for population control like smoking tobacco. Slowly but surely k!ll you.
 8 years ago '06        #15
smoothlikebutta 17 heat pts17
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lol @ all you dudes tryna justify one fast food place over another. They all serve terrible food packed with preservatives, natural flavors and coloring, and tons of growth hormones in em. not to mention the massive amounts of fat they carry.
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cboi3523 9 heat pts
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Wanna know why it looks like this?

"Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this and because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be re-flavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color."
 8 years ago '06        #17
cboi3523 9 heat pts
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 smoothlikebutta said:
lol @ all you dudes tryna justify one fast food place over another. They all serve terrible food packed with preservatives, natural flavors and coloring, and tons of growth hormones in em. not to mention the massive amounts of fat they carry.
Fa real. Even grocery stores selling hormone packed foods. And are selling cloned food without telling you because its legal.

Safest way to eat guaranteed healthy is Organic.
 8 years ago '04        #18
chirpflare 175 heat pts175
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*still takes a pick at those fries*

:tasty:
 8 years ago '10        #19
Jinusean 5 heat pts
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sweet God.. and I was just considering giving some fast food a chance...
 8 years ago '06        #20
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no surprise really. it's filled with preservatives, mainly a buncha SALT, and there's probably little to no water (which mold would need to grow) since the food is flash frozen and shipped before being cooked.
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