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This Is What Happens to a Pineapple Over Two Months

Let this be a reminder not to leave food out on the counter for two months. Unless it's a McDonald's meal, in which case it will probably be just fine

We all know that we’re not supposed to leave food out for too long. But what happens when you do? This video shows a time lapse of exactly what happens to a pineapple over two months, complete with dramatic music.

Temponaut, the makers of this video, have a whole series on rotting foods, including a banana, a watermelon and grapes. Let this be a reminder not to leave food out on the counter for two months. Unless it’s a McDonald’s meal, in which case it will probably be just fine. 

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Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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