McDonald’s Hamburger Looks the Same…14 Years After Purchase!

I’ve heard rumors about this before, but figured it was just an urban legend.  Apparently not!  So Utah resident, David Whipple, originally decided he wanted to save a McDonald’s burger for a couple of months to see what would happen.  It didn’t decompose at all. Then he forgot about it in a coat pocket for a year or so until his wife accidentally found it.  Still no change.  So he decided to save it even longer.  Now, 14 years later, he has informed the world that amazingly it still looks the same.  From the Daily Mail:

A Utah man has unearthed a McDonald’s hamburger he bought in 1999 – and the sandwich looks exactly the same as the day it was first flipped.

David Whipple kept the fast food meal for a month to show friends how the preservative-packed hamburger would keep its composure.

‘My wife didn’t discover it until at least a year or two after that,’ he said. ‘And we pulled it out and said “oh my gosh. I can’t believe it looks the same way.”‘

However, even he was shocked to see that the hamburger still looks the same a whopping 14 years later.

The burger had no signs of mold, fungus or even a strange odor, the show’s hosts said. The only thing that had changed over the years was that the pickle had disintegrated.

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Virginia Moves Closer to Creating an “Alternative Currency”

There seems to be something in the air in the state of Virginia these days.  First, we heard that Charlottesville, Va., became the first city to formally pass an anti-drone resolution, and now we discover the proposal to study an alternative to the dollar has passed the State House with a two-to-one majority.  It’s really interesting that all of this is happening in a state with such proximity to our very own national cancer, Washington D.C.  From the Washington Post:

The idea that Virginia should consider issuing its own money was dismissed as just another quixotic quest by one of the most conservative members of the state legislature when Marshall introduced it three years ago. But it has since gained traction not only in Virginia, but also in states across the country as Americans have grown increasingly suspicious of the institutions entrusted with safeguarding the economy.

This week, the proposal by the Prince William Republican sailed through the House of Delegates with a two-to-one majority.

But the fact that the debate is happening at all reflects a deep-seated distrust in the very foundation of the country’s economic system — the dollar.

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