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According to Time, Dave Alexander, a local farmer in Ontario, Canada, sent his daughter to buy a cheeseburger and fries on June 7, 2012, and started a fast food experiment to test the urban legend that McDonald’s products don’t rot.

1. Describe his attempt to control the experiment.
2. Why did he decide to sell his experiment?
3. Where did he decide to sell his experiment and what is the outcome?
4. Do you think he made a profit on the experiment? Include estimates if you answer “yes.”

Source: Raymond, G. (2018)’Nature Refused to Take This Burger.’ Man Selling a 6-Year-Old McDonald’s Cheeseburger Has Learned a Lot. Time, July 6 (Retrievable online at