10.13.2010

A Not So Biodegradable Happy Meal

We're all familiar with the McDonald's Happy Meal. You get the burger, the small fries, a drink and a toy that's usually highly coveted by kids. And, for a lot of children, a Happy Meal is a regular dinner or lunch. However, just what is in that meal?

The so-called Davies Happy Meal Project took a Happy Meal, left it unrefrigerated and photographed it over the course of six months. The verdict? The food didn't break down or decompose -- at all. A McDonald's spokesperson said that the work was "completely unsubstantiated" and something out of "the realm of urban legends."

What do you think? Click here to read more about the Happy Meal experiment.

Photo courtesy of jasonippolito on Flickr.