Why Eating at McDonald’s Just Got a Whole Lot Scarier
A McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries purchased in 2009 by an Icelandic man before the chain closed down in that country still looks frighteningly fresh–six years later.
After buying the last meal ever served in his local McDonald’s, Hjortur Smarason donated the food to the National Museum of Iceland where it stayed on display in a plastic bag for three years before it was returned to him.
The only visible change was there were fewer fries because visitors to the museum had eaten some. Yum.
In 2012, when visitors objected to the exhibition of the creepy cuisine, the museum planned on destroying the relics from McDonald’s, but Smarason objected and reclaimed them calling them “historical items.”
No argument here.
'We no longer have a McDonald's here, but we do have a McDonald's burger and it's probably the oldest in the world, so I reckon we shouldn't complain too much,' Smarason said in a published report. The indestructible menu items are now on display at the bar of his local hotel in the capital, Reykjavik.
We might be a little more shocked by this news had we not recently learned about the 19 ingredients McDonald’s fries, but the thought of eating something from the golden arches now that we know it could likely withstand a nuclear war is downright scary.
Still determined to get your fry fix? Check out our guide to what to eat at McDonald's before you go so you can enjoy your indulgence without breaking the calorie bank.
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