Trivia / Super Size Me

  • Technology Marches On: At one point, the documentary says that more than half the homes in the US don't have internet access. That might have been true when the documentary was released, but its definetely not the case in the 2010s.
  • What Could Have Been: There was a scene in the extras on the DVD that wasn't in the movie, wherein four different foods from McDonald's and some chips bought from another location were placed in jars and left to decompose. All of them showed mold and the like... except the McDonald's fries. No mold at all. The experiment only ended because the food got thrown away by accident. It should be noted that the fries don't decompose, not because or preservatives or anything scary, but because they are thin and have almost no water content. Bacteria, mold, and mildew can't grow without water. It's why a slice of bread in a plastic bag will grow mold but one left sitting on the counter will merely dry out and get stale.