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What does a Happy Meal look like after six months? Kinda the same, actually

A New York artist bought this Happy Meal from a McDonald's restaurant in April, and set it on her living room table. Six months later, it looks almost the same.
A New York artist bought this Happy Meal from a McDonald's restaurant in April, and set it on her living room table. Six months later, it looks almost the same.Sally Davies

It's not like we expect a McDonald's Happy Meal to be the pinnacle of health food. But this is astounding. (That is, if it's true.) A New York City artist named Sally Davies bought a Happy Meal -- a hamburger and french fries -- in April. She put the food on her living room table -- and decided to watch what happened: not much, actually. She's taken a photo every day since, and the burger and fries look almost exactly the same as the day they were "fresh." Davies is recording her science-experiment-meets-art-project on her Flickr, and bloggers can'tgetenoughofit. We can't say for sure whether this isn't a hoax, as a McDonald's spokeswoman is claiming. (And, as it turns out, the lengthy shelf life of the Twinkie is a hoax!) But it's certainly something to chew on. (Sorry.)