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    1996 Burger:  In the name of science--and...

    In the name of science--and to show what overly processed, fast food is really all about--a woman kept a McDonald's hamburger from 1996 and compares it to one from 2008. The difference? Barely detectable. "Note that it looks exactly like it did the very day I bought it. The flecks on the bun are crumbs from the bun. The burger is starting to crumble a bit. It has the oddest smell. The burger on the right, off the paper is a 2008 burger....The meat is a tad darker, the bun a little less golden but in 12 years it will look exactly like that too." Disturbing on so many levels. [Best of Mother Earth via SE]

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