Happy Meal Mold-Free After 6 Months On A Shelf Last April, artist Sally Davies bought a McDonald's Happy Meal at her local Golden Arches. But she didn't eat it. She put the burger and fries on a shelf in her apartment and photographed it every day. She posted the pictures of her aging meal on her Flickr page. Six months later, Davies says the food feels plastic and looks shiny but there's still no mold.
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Happy Meal Mold-Free After 6 Months On A Shelf

Happy Meal Mold-Free After 6 Months On A Shelf

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Last April, artist Sally Davies bought a McDonald's Happy Meal at her local Golden Arches. But she didn't eat it. She put the burger and fries on a shelf in her apartment and photographed it every day. She posted the pictures of her aging meal on her Flickr page. Six months later, Davies says the food feels plastic and looks shiny but there's still no mold.

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Last April, artist Sally Davies bought a McDonald's Happy Meal at her local Golden Arches. But she didn't eat it. She put the burger and fries on a shelf in her apartment and photographed it every day. She posted the pictures of her aging meal on her Flickr page. Six months later, Davies says the food feels plastic and looks shiny but still no mold. What do you suppose that means?

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