This burger was made8 years,5 months,3 weeks,5 days,10 hours,20 minutes,12 seconds ago
On 30 October 2009, the day before McDonald’s closed its doors in Iceland, Hjörtur Smárason went and bought a burger. He didn’t want to eat it—no, instead he wanted to preserve it. He kept the burger and fries in its original bag and stored it on a garage shelf. Three years later, he checks on his meal only to find that it looked exactly the same as the day he bought it. Of course, he donates relic (or it instead of relic) to the National Museum of Iceland where they keep it preserved for another year.
Now, it sits on display here at Bus Hostel Reykjavik, in all its unchanging glory. Drop in to see it, if you can (and don’t forget to take a selfie while you are at it). If you want to stay with it at Bus Hostel just check for availability below.
If you can’t, check out our live video feed of the burger! Slow television at its best, right? Fair warning, though: this may be the most boring, uneventful webcam on the planet!
If you like what you see, you can invite your friends to watch the burger rot with you 🙂