History Main / IndestructibleEdible

19th Sep '16 6:00:32 PM BattleMaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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.
3rd Aug '16 6:23:08 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* What will be the four things to survive a nuclear holocaust? Cockroaches, Twinkies, Canada, and [[MemeticBadass Chuck Norris]].
** Alternate answer: it was cockroaches, twinkies, Cher, and Mick Jagger.
** In a similar vein: When [[ApocalypseHow the end comes]], there will be only three things left -- twinkies, cockroaches, and fruitcake. Then there will be only cockroaches and fruitcake. Then... Fruitcake.
** Of course, everybody seems to have forgot... It's Twinkies, cockroaches, and all of Nintendo's products.

to:

* What will be the four things to survive a nuclear holocaust? Cockroaches, Twinkies, Canada, This joke has several punchlines, but all of them start off with "cockroaches, Twinkies...":
** "...UsefulNotes/{{Canada}},
and [[MemeticBadass Chuck Norris]].
Norris]]."
** Alternate answer: it was cockroaches, twinkies, Cher, "...Music/{{Cher}}, and Mick Jagger.
Music/MickJagger."
** In a similar vein: When [[ApocalypseHow the end comes]], there will be only three things left -- twinkies, cockroaches, "...and [[MadeofIndestructium all of Nintendo's products]]."
** "...
and fruitcake. Then there will be only cockroaches and fruitcake. Then... Fruitcake.
** Of course, everybody seems to have forgot... It's Twinkies, cockroaches, and all of Nintendo's products.
[[EveryoneHatesFruitCakes fruitcake]]."
3rd Jul '16 9:17:41 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': The store's canteen is still serving the same tinned pilchards (sardines) that Young Mr Grace had made for WorldWarII.

to:

* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': The store's canteen is still serving the same tinned pilchards (sardines) that Young Mr Grace had made for WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
22nd Jun '16 5:24:48 AM DesertDragon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
8th Jun '16 12:31:58 PM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A YouTube video exists of a twelve year old [[InstantRamen Pot Noodle]] being reconstituted with boiling water. And eaten. Chicken and mushroom flavour, apparently.
This list shows the last 10 events of 205. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.IndestructibleEdible