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This McDonald's Burger and Fries are Over 20 Years Old and Still Haven't Decayed

They might look edible, but they definitely aren't!

There is a reason McDonald's iconic burgers and fries are so popular. The chain was founded in 1955 and now has almost 40,000 locations across the world. And the buttery bun, juicy patty, and crispy fries have stood the test of time….literally and figuratively.

If you've ever wondered how a Big Mac actually lasts years and years, one woman has the answer. In a recent TikTok video, user @aly.sherb films a woman revealing a McDonald's meal that has been hanging out in her closet stashed in a shoebox labeled "hamburger" since 1996.

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The woman has kept everything intact, from the original paper bag to the paper wrapping and even the paper sack holding the french fries. As for the food, there's apparently no mold on any of it!

"The french fries look like they maybe could have fallen under your seat a month or so ago, but never rotted or decayed," the woman says while showing off the slightly discolored fries. "So, a 24-year-old hamburger—not sure what would happen if you ate it though."

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The bread, too, is perfectly fine with no cracks or breakage. The same goes for the patty, which almost looks slightly dehydrated but still fits perfectly in the bun.

This woman isn't the only one to keep an uneaten McDonald's burger for over two decades. Back in January, a man in Utah showed a local news station the hamburger he got in July of 1999. Unlike the woman, David Whipple bought the McDonald's burger to see how it would deteriorate but soon forgot about it in a coat pocket. Flash forward 20 years and there weren't too many differences in the bun and patty.

It wasn't the first time he showed off the immortal burger, either. The news station covered its timeless appearance in 2013.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda
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