If you’ve ever wondered if the Big Mac from McDonald’s has gotten smaller, we’ve now got solid proof that it has. A woman named Rhiannon Nicole recently shared to a group called Weird (and Wonderful) Second Hand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared on Facebook an artifact that is both amazing and kind of disgusting. Turns out one of her mother’s hobbies in the 70s was playing with resin.
And, one day I guess she had a leftover Big Mac that needed a home.
“Food won’t completely rot in resin, but it will ferment. It’ll start to rot, then the aerobic bacteria will use up all of the oxygen and die off,” commenter Randy Feagans said. “Then anaerobic bacteria will still be able to survive and begin to break down the food. Their own gaseous byproducts will eventually kill them. The food will discolor slightly, then stop changing when the bacteria die out. So you’ll be left with a slightly discolored food item encased in resin. If ever cut open it would smell like a combination of rancid meat and sauerkraut. Probably should never do that.”
Many of the commenters in the group say this is almost as important as the mosquito in amber that they found in “Jurassic Park.” I agree. Someday we’ll be able to look back in awe as we realize that food portions are getting smaller and smaller. Seriously though, the pintos and cheese from Taco Bell has decreased three sizes from the time I was 10 years old. And like anything this valuable, Indiana Jones would surely say, “this belongs in a museum!”