The last McDonalds hamburger in Iceland

 

After the economic crash in Iceland McDonalds decided to close their diners in the country. For many that was symbolic for the way Icelanders shun the capitalistic powers in Iceland following the crisis. Besides, the McDonalds menu didn't really fit the diet of skyr, blueberries and rotten shark that had given Icelanders one of the longest life expectancy in the world. 

 

The day before it closed down, October 30th 2009, Hjörtur Smárason went to McDonalds and bought a burger. Not to eat, but to keep and it was put in the original emballage on a garage shelf. Three years later he opened it again to find it looking exactly like it was when he left it. So he donated it to the national museum in Iceland where it was in storage for a year. 

 

Now it is on display at Bus Hostel Reykjavik in Iceland, not only for those who drop in, but also with a live video stream where you watch the hamburger rot - or not - on live camera. You might have to be patient though to see any changes. Chances are that this is the most boring, uneventful web cam on the planet.

 

This burger was made 2523 days ago.

 

 

 Want to see the burger face to face? Visit us at Bus Hostel Reykjavik, Skógarhlíð 10 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

Invite your friends to watch the burger rot with you :)