The last surviving order of a McDonald's hamburger and fries made in Iceland is now viewable via live stream. Purchased on October 30th, 2009, the meal is roughly five-and-a-quarter years old. Its original owner, Hjörtur Smárason, purchased the meal a day before the final McDonald's closed in Iceland and kept the dish on his garage shelf until a year ago when it moved into storage at the National Museum in Iceland.
I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a decaying hamburger today
Humans local and abroad can now watch the food decay at its latest home. Bus Hostel Reykjavik in Iceland has begun displaying the meal and also broadcasting real-time footage over a dedicated live stream. How does a McDonald's hamburger and fries order look after all this time? Basically the same. I'm setting a Google Calendar for 2020 — maybe we'll see some tangy mold action by then.
Click here to watch the gradual decay of an organic substance. Don't stare into the burger for too long, lest you enter an existential trance.