Iceland's last McDonald's burger not rotting even after 10 years
New Delhi : A live streaming video of a McDonald's cheeseburger with fries is getting a lot of attention these days for a fact that it has been the same from last 10 years. At its peak, it drew 2 million viewers a month.
According to the known information, the burger and fries were purchased hours before the corporation pulled out of the country in 2009, in the wake of Iceland's devastating financial crisis.
Now, the last surviving McDonald's burger has become much more than a burger.
According to reports, at that time the greed and excessive capitalism at that time "created an economic collapse that was so bad that even McDonald's had to close down," said Hjortur Smarason, 43, who purchased the fateful burger in 2009.
While the meal has not decomposed in last 10 years, some of the viewers have started issuing warning on the consumption of the fast food.
However, McDonald's tried to debunk the claim that its burgers do not decompose, arguing there is a scientific explanation for Iceland's never-rotting burger.
"Without sufficient moisture - either in the food itself or the environment - bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore, decomposition is unlikely," a company statement read. (McDonald's did not respond to a request for comment.)
The company may have debunked the myths surrounding the burger's fresh look, but 10 years on, the political symbolism of the corporation's withdrawal from Iceland and the last remnant of its past there appear more relevant than ever.