If this isn't a reason to eat real food, I don't know what is.
Photographer Sally Davies bought a McDonald's Happy Meal on April 10th of this year and left it out on her coffee table. She's been taking a photo of it each day to plot it's progress. As you can see, in 6 MONTHS it hasn't made much progress save for the fries getting a little dried out.
Here's my favorite quote from her about the project (from dailymail.co.uk ):
"The first thing that struck me on day two of the experiment was that it no longer emitted any smell. And then the second point of note was that on the second day, my dogs stopped circling the shelf it was sitting on trying to see what was up there."
Over 25% of Americans eat fast food every day. Any wonder we have skyrocketing rates of serious health issues?
....I don't think this Happy Meal would make anyone's body very happy.