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    I recently ate some hot apple chutney (unopened jar) that had a use by date of November 1990....and survived. Can anyone beat that? Is that heroic, insane or what?

    Target is a use by date 14 years and 6 months prior to time of consumption.

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    I dunno.

    I'v eaten some pretty old MRE's, do those count?

    The worst thing I had was some REALLY moldy sour cream. I was reading a magazine and putting it in a burrito, so I didn't notice the freaking green fuzz about 2 inches tall growing on it. I noticed it after i bit into the burrito and it was hairy.

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    I think it's insane. What if it developed some kind of new life form in there, and you ate it?

    It'd be worse if it crawled back out

    Besides, what are you doing storing food for almost as long as I've been alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    I think it's insane. What if it developed some kind of new life form in there, and you ate it?

    It'd be worse if it crawled back out

    Besides, what are you doing storing food for almost as long as I've been alive?
    It wasn't at my house and I didn't read the use by date until after I ate it. Still...it was nice chutney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    I think it's insane. What if it developed some kind of new life form in there, and you ate it?

    It'd be worse if it crawled back out

    Besides, what are you doing storing food for almost as long as I've been alive?
    I'm suddenly reminded of the Futurama episode called "Parasites Lost" in which Fry eats a sandwich he got out of a vending machine in a space truckstop bathroom. Eventually a bunch of worms infest his innards and set up an advanced colony so the crew have to create robot versions of themselves and miniaturise them to perform a Fantastic Voyage on him. Curiously enough the worms actually cause Fry to become a more intelligent and caring human being.

    Maybe this will happen in this case too. (just kidding)


    Bender: "What's that black *******?"
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    Leela: "You're not gonna eat a sandwich from a truck stop mensroom are you? "
    Fry: "What's the worst thing that can happen... ewww, it's like a party in my mouth and everyone is throwing up"
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    In 2001, I chewed (but did not swallow) a ******* from circa-1967. I was part of a team that was cleaning out some long forgotten civil defense supplies out of a back room. No flavor at all. Some members of the team actually did swallow but, I was not brave enough.

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    "In the 1960s, when the explorer Coleman S. Williams discovered the frozen remains of a 50,000-year-old horse sticking out of a glacier near Goldcreek, Alaska, he found that hungry wolves and bears had gotten to it first‹there was almost no meat left on the bones of the prehistoric pony. Not wanting to be cheated out of his share of this flavorful fossil, Williams sectioned the skeleton and found the marrow in the bones still fresh and edible. He quickly brought the bones back to New York on ice. The marrow was scooped out and used as an ingredient for a tasty cocktail treat which he served to a large and distinguished crowd of people at an annual Explorers Club dinner."

    I think 50,000 years is pretty old.

    I ate a 12 year old MRE once, actually I had like 20 packs of em and ate all of them. But that doesn't count since they're designed to withstand long term storage.

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    They Might Be Giants did a song to this effect, didn't they?

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    Classic- Did you at least win some money for that stunt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodlum
    Classic- Did you at least win some money for that stunt?
    Unfortunatley no. I found out the age of the stuff after the event.

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    this thread is awesome, now I wanna eat something really old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggurat
    this thread is awesome, now I wanna eat something really old
    In that case, you'll want to peruse the fine dining selection at your local gas station or movie theatre.
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    not old like dairy or meat or vegetables, but some super old crackers or cereal or something.

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    Live the dream!

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    Do old people count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum*rider

    I'v eaten some pretty old MRE's, do those count?.
    I tried a few MREs but they didn't have an exit strategy.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    I tried a few MREs but they didn't have an exit strategy.
    That's why I preferred MRE's over C-rations. I'm a girlyman when it comes to pooping in the woods, so being binded-up for 6 days suited me fine
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    they say the bravest person ever was the first guy/gal to eat an egg.

    "see that chicken over there? I'm gonna eat the first thing that comes out of it's @$$."
    That's a lie.

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    That beats my Wonderbread for sure!

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    I remember that thread!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    I tried a few MREs but they didn't have an exit strategy.

    Thats right, don't want your soldiers taking time out of battle to go take a crapper.

    Just feed 'em food that'll stop 'em up, that solves the problem...

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    I drank an 20 year old can of PBR once...it was pretty freaking rank, but I didn't die or anything...however I refuse to do it again...that was enough disgustingness for a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    That's why I preferred MRE's over C-rations. I'm a girlyman when it comes to pooping in the woods, so being binded-up for 6 days suited me fine
    but that was the point of C-rats, you never had to poop! take it from me a old Army Vet

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    A friend of mine was a geologist in antartica for a couple of years in the 1990's and he sampled some canned food left over from Scott's expedition circa 1910.

    It was still ok.

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