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14-Year-Old ‘Mummified’ McDonald’s Burger Virtually Unchanged (Video)

Anthony Gucciardi
May 1st, 2013
Updated 05/08/2014 at 11:14 am
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We know fast food is loaded with synthetic chemicals and is downright devastating to your health, but a newly discovered ‘mummified’ McDonald’s burger visually represents just how little the Frankenfood burger actually changed over 14 years time.

Purchased by David Whipple way back in 1999 on July 7th, the burger looks (and even smells) virtually the same as the day he bought it. In fact, there is no visible mold development or decay of any kind. Whereas you would begin smelling a real homemade beef burger within a matter of hours if it were to sit inside a hot closet, the McDonald’s burger went completely unidentified for 14 full years as it did not even put off any kind of smell. Whipple actually found it by accident when going through his closet assortment.

It wasn’t until Whipple and his family were sorting through the old coats to donate to Goodwill that he found the old hamburger and decided to inspect it.

“We looked at it and said, ‘Oh, my gosh…” he told ABC.  “I said, ‘I wonder how long this thing is going to last?””.

McDonald’s: ‘Completely Normal’

14 year old burger 263x164 14 Year Old Mummified McDonalds Burger Virtually Unchanged (Video)But according to McDonald’s, that’s perfectly normal! In fact, their press response states that McDonald’s burgers are just like what you buy at the store, 100% beef that just magically does not decompose because… well, because science, that’s why! According to McDonald’s post on the issue, the company states that certain conditions need to exist in order for food to attract bacteria and mold, or even decompose. The company said:

“…what is scientifically known is that in bacteria and mold only grow under certain conditions…In fact, any food purchased from a restaurant or grocery store or prepared at home that lacks moisture would also dehydrate and see similar results if left in the same environment.”

An interesting challenge, one that I may perform. Would a homemade burger that has been ‘freshly prepared’ (which they say their burgers are) be the same after 14 hours let alone 14 years? How about whether or not it would begin to stink? McDonald’s says it would have actually dehydrated and maintained its amazing form for 14 years.

Well, one thing that’s for sure is that the mummified burger owner David Whipple isn’t complaining. He has been offered thousands of dollars for the burger, but instead insists on keeping it as a relic of sorts.


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  • Stacy

    I think I’m going to be sick. Isn’t this what Cleopatra had with her when she was mummified? My grandad and his brothers have cows that they have processed naturally by a friend. They share with me and my parents, siblings, etc. because they have so much, they don’t want it wasted. This is the best beef ever. I cook it and it hardly makes any grease. The store brands leave a cup or more. Nasty. I make stuffed cheeseburgers and jalapeno burgers, meatloaf and more. I try to avoid grocery store beef. I definitely avoid fast food burgers at all costs. McDonald’s being one of them. I don’t want something that the plague won’t even kill going in my stomach.

  • Penelope

    Even bacteria wont eat it. Or mould. The cockroaches must have tried and failed to use it as food.

  • Phil Achio

    He turned down $5,000? Really?!

    • burgerman

      He’s probably not on welfare like you

  • dogitydog

    …and it's just as nutritious now as it was 14 years ago! It does have one thing going for it however, it is probably GMO free.

  • Daniel Beck

    Mmmmm! Does that mean it will keep me full for 28 years if I eat 2!!!!??? Haha, that’s soo gross!!!! I almost passed a mcnugget from laughing.