"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

18-YEAR-OLD BURGERS AND THE EVERLASTING GOBSTOPPER

A couple of new videos today. The first is an ongoing project by a man named David Wolfe. In 1989 he bought two McDonalds cheeseburgers, ate one, and put the other in his jacket pocket. Fast forward one year later. David pulls his jacket out of the closet and discovers in the pocket one uneaten cheeseburger. The rest is history. He's saved a cheeseburger each year ever since and chronicled their demise in this video and website.

The experiment reminds me of one of the DVD extras on Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me documentary. He takes burgers and fries and seals them in jars for 10 weeks. The burgers break down somewhat, but the fries remain 100 percent intact! If you've ever found a six month old french fry under the seat of your car, you'll know what I'm talking about.

In this second video a couple bought a giant jawbreaker and took turns licking it every day for six months. The licking looks strange, but they finally get the better of the gobstopper. Willy Wonka would be proud. Thanks to Billy at Super Sized Meals for this one.

3 Comments:

Blogger Carey said...

OK, I will post the first comment. Does this guy have no life that he collects, AND DISPLAYS burgers from throughout history? Ew, look, this burger was made when reagan was voted into office......

5:07 PM

 
Blogger Mega Munch said...

Do you think he resists the urge to take a little nibble now and then? I think I'd try a little.

10:50 PM

 
Blogger Carey said...

nobody will ever know....

8:36 AM

 

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