Trivia / Super Size Me

  • What Could Have Been: The movie focuses on the health problems associated with the massive caloric intake associated with the amount of fat, sugar and carbohydrates he was eating, rather than what food scientists and dieticians primarily criticize fast (and junk) food for: being nutritionally bankrupt and full of "empty" calories.
    • 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.
      • As any food scientist will tell you, Mc Donald's 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.