This Is Why You Shouldn't Eat Happy Meals

Manhattan artist Sally Davies bought a McDonald's Happy Meal on April 26, 2010. She placed it on her coffee table, uncovered, and took photos every day for six months. This video shows the result.

Six months - and she says there were no worms, mould, smell or visible decomposition of any kind.

We already know how chicken nuggets are made and sterilised. What I want to know now is what kind of technology McDonald's uses to create these things. Is a Happy Meal scientifically considered inert matter? Is it made of carbon-based polymers? Can it be recycled into jet fuel? They taste marginally better than asbestos, so it must be OKto use them to build houses.

I have no answers for you, but I hope there's a lesson in this for all of you, dear parents, would-be-parents, and I-don't-want-kids-but-I-like-Happy-Meals-anyway people out there. [Flickr]

I will not do anything to stop you from buying the soundtrack for this video: It's The Fast Food Song, by the Fast Food Rockers.