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McDonald's burger and fries show no sign of rot after 6 years

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By Ree Hines, TODAY

(NBC News) - We're all getting older, but some of us show the years more than others.

Then again, some — like a 6-year-old McDonald's combo that's gone viral — don't show the passing of time at all!

In October 2009, McDonald's was shuttering its restaurants in Iceland as a result of the worldwide economic crash.

On Oct. 30, anthropologist Hjörtur Smárason stopped by the fast food chain just before it closed its doors for one last meal. But he never meant to eat it.

Instead, Smárason stashed the cheeseburger and fries away to see what would happen as time ticked by.

After three years, he took a peek. To his surprise, the meal looked as fresh as the day he bought it.

Now, the not-so-happy meal has a permanent home in Reykjavik's Bus Hostel, where a live cam makes it possible for anyone anywhere to watch it not decay.

It's billed as "The Last McDonald's Cheeseburger sold in Iceland."

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