“It Smells Only of Cardboard.”: There’s a viral post going around today that appears to show a McDonald’s meal from 2010 in an oddly un-rotted state. “It’s been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard,” writes Jennifer Lovdahl of Anchorage, Alaska, in her post from Wednesday.
But mythbusting site Snopes says not so fast, Jen: While McDonald’s food certainly has more preservatives in it than, say, a fresh rutabaga, the phenomenon of “un-rotted” food is not specific to fast food, and in this case, it’s probably because the food has dried out, thereby inhibiting the development of mold and bacteria that would normally result in the decomposition process.
All that being said: It’s probably better for your physique to just avoid fast food anyway. As Jen says: “Apples, bananas, carrots, celery….those are real fast food.”
“I Am No Longer a Wrestler”: WWE superstar Daniel Bryan announced his retirement in an emotional speech to his fans Monday night, thanking them for their support throughout his career, and admitting that he had sustained multiple concussions throughout his career. [Men’s Fitness]
Brought a Balloon to a Katana Fight: That moment when Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn) go face-to-face:
Mama Manning Demands It: Olivia Manning, the matriarch of the football dynasty, is making no secret of her postseason goals for her son not named Eli. “I would like for Peyton to retire,” she told ESPN and the Los Angeles Times. “We’re on top, and physically I just don’t think it’s worth going on. You won a Super Bowl. That’s the best way to go out.” [ESPN]
But Can It Make the Jump to Lightspeed?: The new Tesla “Remote S” app for the Apple Watch actually enables the wearer to “summon” the car remotely, inching it out of the driveway either in forward or reverse at the tap of a few pixels.
Yeah, We’d Date Aubrey Plaza: Would you like to watch a weirdly raunchy and/or porn-obsessed Anna Kendrick publicly humiliate Zac Efron and that guy from Workaholics? HELL YES YOU WOULD.