Year Old Happy Meal Looks As Good As New

March 24, 2010


You see that picture? It's a Happy Meal saved by writer Joann Brusco for a year as part of a scientific experiment involving WTF. You'd think it would have turned into a Not So Happy Meal in that time, right? Think again -- Ronald knows how to survive an apocalypse.

My Happy Meal is one year old today and it looks pretty good. It NEVER smelled bad. The food did NOT decompose. It did NOT get moldy, at all.

This morning, I took it off my shelf to take a birthday photo. The first year is always a milestone. I gave it one of my world famous nonna hugs as we've been office mates for a year now! (Okay, maybe my sanity is in question.)

Jesus, you left a Happy Meal on your office shelf for a year and nobody ate it? I can't leave a f***ing Subway 6-inch in the office fridge for an afternoon without somebody stealing it. Which is exactly why I -- HEY JOANN WHAT'S THAT?! *OM NOM NOM* Mmmm, vintage burger. Also, this toy sucks.

McDonald's Happy Meals Evidently Invincible [treehugger]
This 1-Year-Old Happy Meal Has Aged Surprisingly Well [consumerist]

Thanks to Lana, Taylor and Korey, who have all eaten year-old Whoppers and puked uncontrollably.

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