There have been several highly publicized experiments that have shown that McDonalds burgers do not rot, or even show signs of any decay. A man in Iceland, named Hjörtur Smárason, decided to test out this theory. McDonalds closed up shop in Iceland in 2009 right after the economic crash and Hjörtur bought a burger and kept it in a plastic bag for three years.
“I had heard something about McDonald’s never decaying, so I just wanted to find out for myself whether this was true or not,” Smárason told ITV.He then handed over the burger to the National Museum of Iceland, where it was kept on display until recently. The Museum has now handed the burger back to Hjörtur stating that the burger had become difficult to preserve.
If you still want to view this nearly-fossilized Burger, head to the Bus Hotel in Reykjavik. According to Hjörtur the museum’s concerns regarding the preservation of the burger are baseless as the burger pretty much “preserves itself”.