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20th Dec '16 3:32:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** A deleted scene in "Mother Simpson" shows that the twenty-year old candy in the never-delivered care packages (including Space Food Sticks from the 80s, which are no longer made) was still edible, Homer all-too eager to scarf it down.
19th Dec '16 4:35:53 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one of the old ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' cartoons, Pac-Man finds Power Pellets in a ''mummy's tomb''. "A little stale, but still good!" he quips.
10th Dec '16 10:37:10 PM DRCEQ
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* Similar to the vinegar example listed above, soy sauce won't expire unless given long exposure to heat and sunlight.
4th Dec '16 3:27:17 PM gemmabeta2
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* World War II American D Rations were bars of chocolate that were essentially bricks that tasted like cardboard. They were so hardy that they were used in a tactic to feed trapped pockets of your own soldiers, firing "D shells" from heavy artillery that deployed parachutes. Apparently they could survive even if the chute didn't deploy.

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* World War II American D Rations were bars of chocolate that were essentially bricks that tasted like cardboard. They were so hardy that they were used in a tactic to feed trapped pockets of your own soldiers, firing "D shells" from heavy artillery that deployed parachutes. Apparently they could survive even if the chute didn't deploy. Actually ''eating'' the D-rations requires some work as just biting straight into a bar would more than likely break a few teeth.
19th Sep '16 6:00:32 PM BattleMaster
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* Permafrost's done better than that. For centuries, natives of northern Siberia have been stumbling over frozen mammoth carcasses. It's long been rumored that mammoth steaks can be eaten with no ill effects, but this is considered to be false given how every documented case of a frozen mammoth being found has had the carcass spoil almost instantly once thawed.



* An extra feature in the DVD for ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' has Morgan Spurlock keep various UsefulNotes/McDonalds burgers, and fries, in jars to see how long it takes for them to go bad, with a local independent burger joint providing a control. The indie burger and fries went bad within the first week. The [=McBurgers=] lasted a few weeks longer. The [=McFries=] went for ''ten weeks'' without looking any different, at which point the intern accidentally threw the fries away. One could infer that the fries could last even longer. This was intended to imply how artificial they are, but anyone who knows basic biology will know that mold requires moisture to grow, and the [=McDonalds=] burger and fries were much too thin to hold water for long, thus they dried out before any mold could take.

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* An extra feature in the DVD for ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' has Morgan Spurlock keep various UsefulNotes/McDonalds burgers, and fries, in jars to see how long it takes for them to go bad, with a local independent burger joint providing a control. The indie burger and fries went bad within the first week. The [=McBurgers=] lasted a few weeks longer. The [=McFries=] went for ''ten weeks'' without looking any different, at which point the intern accidentally threw the fries away. One could infer that the fries could last even longer. This was intended to imply how artificial they are, but anyone who knows basic biology will know that mold requires moisture to grow, and the [=McDonalds=] burger and fries were much too thin to hold water for long, thus which combined with their high sodium content meant that they dried out before were an environment that was simply too dry for any mold could take.or bacteria to grow.
19th Sep '16 5:54:47 PM BattleMaster
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* Permafrost's done better than that. For centuries, natives of northern Siberia have been stumbling over frozen mammoth carcasses and eating them, with minimal ill effects, more than ''ten thousand years'' after the animals died. Even the undigested grass seeds in the mammoths' stomachs could still be consumed.

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* Permafrost's done better than that. For centuries, natives of northern Siberia have been stumbling over frozen mammoth carcasses and eating them, carcasses. It's long been rumored that mammoth steaks can be eaten with minimal no ill effects, more than ''ten thousand years'' after but this is considered to be false given how every documented case of a frozen mammoth being found has had the animals died. Even the undigested grass seeds in the mammoths' stomachs could still be consumed.carcass spoil almost instantly once thawed.
16th Aug '16 10:49:20 PM PaulA
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* In the first novel of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Aral claims that his Barrayaran emergency military rations can go for years without spoiling... and probably have already.

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* In the first novel of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', Aral claims that his Barrayaran emergency military rations can go for years without spoiling... and probably have already.
15th Aug '16 3:55:43 PM DarkHunter
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** Dwarf bread is, technically speaking, edible... but it's more commonly used as [[BaguetteBeatdown a blunt instrument]]. The prospect of actually having to ''eat'' dwarf bread is apparently so dreadful, it keeps people going in hopes they can find something else to eat, like roots and berries. Or their own feet. It's also mentioned that "bread-breaking" is a sign of great trust between clans and individuals, often done to seal alliances or big business deals, and that the ceremonial hammers used for the purpose are exquisitely crafted and highly prized family heirlooms. Common dwarf joke: to make a meal of Dwarf bread, soak it in a bucket for a month. Then eat the bucket.

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** Dwarf bread is, technically speaking, edible... but it's more commonly used as [[BaguetteBeatdown a blunt instrument]]. The prospect of actually having to ''eat'' dwarf bread is apparently so dreadful, it keeps people going in hopes they can find something else to eat, like roots and berries. Or their own feet. It's also mentioned that "bread-breaking" is a sign of great trust between clans and individuals, often done to seal alliances or big business deals, and that the ceremonial hammers used for the purpose are exquisitely crafted and highly prized family heirlooms. Common dwarf joke: to make a meal of Dwarf dwarf bread, soak it in a bucket for a month. Then eat the bucket.bucket.
--->'''Mad''': Why, if it wasn't for our dwarf bread we'd never-\\
'''Rincewind''': Have been able to club the sharks to death?\\
'''Mad''': Ah, I see you are a man who knows his breads!
5th Aug '16 11:57:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* One SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal comic had a pie last for eons.
* One character in ''{{Nodwick}}'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070630210350im_/http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/strips/2007-04-11.jpg drank]] "five hundred years old coffee". It's ''[[KlatchianCoffee amazing]]'' stuff. It's implied he actually used that coffee to ''melt'' the walls.

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* One SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic had a pie last for eons.
* One character in ''{{Nodwick}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070630210350im_/http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/strips/2007-04-11.jpg drank]] "five hundred years old coffee". It's ''[[KlatchianCoffee amazing]]'' stuff. It's implied he actually used that coffee to ''melt'' the walls.
4th Aug '16 2:12:01 PM AgProv
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** The ''Complete Discworld Atlas'' reveals that there is also such a thing as ''Dwarf Chocolate''. It has a lot in common with Dwarf bread and is described as an arrangement of deadly serrated flat triangular shapes which, if an unwary person attempts to eat them in the usual manner, can cause broken teeth and a perforated palate. [[TakeThat It has a suspicious amount in common with the Swiss delight known as Toblerone]], which shares many characteristics. ''And'' it contains nuts.
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