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14-year-old Maccas burger the same as day it was bought

David Whipple's 14-year-old McDonald's burger looks as good as new with no mould or any apparent difference from a freshly made burger. Photo / Supplied
David Whipple's 14-year-old McDonald's burger looks as good as new with no mould or any apparent difference from a freshly made burger. Photo / Supplied

AN AMERICAN man has shown off a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that looks the same as the day he bought it.

David Whipple, from Utah, had originally planned to keep the burger for two months to show friends how its preservatives would maintain its appearance.

But, after accidentally leaving it in his pocket for two years, Mr Whipple decided to keep the burger for even longer to see how long it could continue looking normal.

Mr Whipple told US television show The Doctors: "I was showing some people how enzymes work and I thought a hamburger would be a good idea. And I used it for a month and then forgot about it.

"It ended up in a paper sack in the original sack with the receipt in my coat tossed in the back of my truck and it sat there for, I don't know, two or three months."

However, Mr Whipple's experiment was then forgotten after the coat was tossed in a closet.

More on this story at NZ Herald

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