What Fast Food Burgers Look Like After 30 Days

Here's the thing about this time-lapse video of fast food aging and molding over a period of 30 days: After watching it, you might be instinctively inclined to walk away thinking that McDonald's, whose cheeseburger showed barely a smidgeon of a sign of aging through the course of the experiment, is the mold-free fast food joint of choice, but HARK, driver-thru – all that really means is that their "food" is so jacked full of preservatives that it readily succumb to the natural breakdown and decomposition that afflicts, ya know, actual food. I don't have a lot of eating rules, but I do prefer to put things in my body that follow the standard rules for organic matter.

Think about it like this: if powerful forces like oxygen and mold can't break down a burger, imagine how hard your body has to work to do the same thing? Anyway, I'm not trying to lecture you. I just ate some super questionable two-day old takeout from my fridge; there are no food-related high horses around here. I'm just saying, as you watch this video, keep in mind: the burgers that end up looking the most unpalatable probably only look that way because they're made of actual food. If you do make the choice to eat fast fare, that should be at least a minimum requirement, right?