A few weeks back, I started an experiment designed to prove or disprove whether or not the magic, non-decomposing McDonald’s hamburgers that have been making their way around the internet are indeed worthy of disgust or even interest. Here are the results.
Someone actually tested it, and they confirmed my hypothesis.
TL:DR Version (only the conclusion, the methodology is outlined in the article).
the burger doesn’t rot because it’s small size and relatively large surface area help it to lose moisture very fast. Without moisture, there’s no mold or bacterial growth. Of course, that the meat is pretty much sterile to begin with due to the high cooking temperature helps things along as well. It’s not really surprising. Humans have known about this phenomenon for thousands of years. After all, how do you think beef jerky is made?
There you all go. Are they healthy? Fuck no. But the “THEY DON’T ROT!!!” argument is bullshit.