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Fit Fix: What the Hell Is Up With This Immortal McDonald's Meal?

Today in dehdration and decay, and everything else you need to know.
A supposedly 6-year-old McDonald's meal / Jennifer Lovdahl
Jennifer Lovdahl / Facebook

"It Smells Only of Cardboard.": There's a viral post going around today that appears to show a McDonald's meal from 2010 in an oddly un-rotted state. "It's been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard," writes Jennifer Lovdahl of Anchorage, Alaska, in her post from Wednesday.

It's been 6 years since I bought this "Happy Meal" at McDonald's. It's been sitting at our office this whole time and...

Posted by Jennifer Lovdahl on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

But mythbusting site Snopes says not so fast, Jen: While McDonald's food certainly has more preservatives in it than, say, a fresh rutabaga, the phenomenon of "un-rotted" food is not specific to fast food, and in this case, it's probably because the food has dried out, thereby inhibiting the development of mold and bacteria that would normally result in the decomposition process.

All that being said: It's probably better for your physique to just avoid fast food anyway. As Jen says: "Apples, bananas, carrots, celery....those are real fast food."

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