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This Twinkie Would Actually Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

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Elena Weissmann Contributor
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If a zombie apocalypse were to kill off almost every human in the world and food production ceased forever, survivors would not have to worry about going hungry, at least for several decades.

All they’d have to do would be to find those questionable, golden cream-filled snack cakes Americans know and love: Twinkies.

A private school in Maine, George Stevens Academy, has been preserving a Twinkie in a glass box for the last 40 years, supporting the theory that the iconic snack cake is virtually indestructible. The experiment kicked off in 1976 when a chemistry teacher decided to teach his class a lesson on food additives and shelf-life.

The teacher, Roger Bennatti, sent his students to the store with some money. After they returned, Bennatti ate one of the Twinkies and placed the remaining cake on the blackboard, according to The Associated Press.

Although Bennatti has since retired, the lone Twinkie still sits in the office of George Stevens Academy’s Dean of Students Libby Rosemeier. The Bangor Daily News reports the dessert is a tad discolored, but  has maintained the same classic shape and does not appear to have mold.

It’s not clear whether or not the Twinkie is still edible. But in the case of a zombie apocalypse, at least one student at George Stevens Academy will likely find out.

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