A man has entertained his Twitter followers by opening a 28-year-old can of pasta in a “revolting" experiment.
Matt, who did not want his surname to be used, said the Heinz Real Ghostbusters Pasta from 1992 could have been sold as a collectible before the can began to degrade.
“Believe it or not, even items like this find their way on to the collectible market, and can sell for a lot more than you'd probably imagine," Matt from New York told the PA news agency.
Opening a can of Heinz Real Ghostbusters Pasta from 1992: a thread. (1/8) https://t.co/pGyCGcWGzb— Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️ (@Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️)1603842173.0
You might be wondering why I’d ruin such a collectible. Well, that’s why. The stuff inside was starting to seep rig… https://t.co/xLaHpYGyQn— Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️ (@Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️)1603842202.0
Posting the entire experience to Twitter, Matt said he wore a mask and gloves, while the can opener “will never be used again."
He told PA:
“Under normal circumstances I would've left the can sealed and hoped the aluminum would outlive me, but in this case, the acidity of the tomato sauce weakened the can to the point where it was starting to seep through."
“It was a mercy killing, you see."
Oh man. I was not expecting that. The pasta solidified into a giant reddish wad. The stench was immediately noticea… https://t.co/Fk75ntU1ox— Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️ (@Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️)1603842266.0
It took forever to get all of the pasta out of the can. Honestly, there was more pasta in that can than seemed phys… https://t.co/LRY6oWnG5O— Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️ (@Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️)1603842355.0
Matt described the smell of the discontinued pasta as “the dirtiest fish tank ever" mixed with “a whole jar of oregano."
“The experience was…well, revolting, to be honest," he told PA.
“I suppose it didn't look so bad, but the smell was outrageous…I've opened old food cans before. Sometimes it might look worse, but this one sure smelled worse."
So there you have it. Heinz Real Ghostbusters Pasta, from 1992. I hope you’ve enjoyed this exploration. Happy Hallo… https://t.co/uWrseVm1Pf— Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️ (@Dinosaur Dracula 🦖🧛♂️)1603842415.0
Matt told PA that he has gained 500 Twitter followers since he conducted the experiment.
“Happy Halloween, and please be safer than I was today," he signed off the Twitter thread.