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When McDonald’s closed its last outlet in Iceland, Hjörtur Smárason bought the last hamburger it sold. After holding on to the burger for three years, he donated it to the National Museum of Iceland. After pondering what to do with it for a year, the museum returned the burger to him. Hjörtur says the museum can have it back if it wants it. It’s currently sitting at a hostel, where visitors are surprised how good it looks after all these years. “Some people have even stolen some of the fries,” the manager says — so she has installed a security camera to keep watch on it. (RC/Iceland Review) ...They didn’t ask for my advice, but I’ll just say that if it starts to move, shoot it while you have the chance.
Original Publication Date: 15 February 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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