World's Oldest Twinkie

Roughly 40-years-ago, in 1976, then chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti at George Stevens Academy, in Maine, opened a fresh Twinkie and placed it on top of the chalkboard for observation. Today, the experiment continues because mold refuses to grow on unofficially the world’s oldest Twinkie. The recommended shelf-life of a Twinkie is 25 days, but this particular specimen has been sitting in a glass case for four decades while retaining its classic shape. Continue reading for a video and more information.

“Volunteers to eat the world’s oldest Twinkie are not hard to find. In fact, [dean of students] Rosemeier says students often ask her if they can take a bite of it. But it would really be a shame to stop the experiment prematurely, just out of sheer curiosity. No, the Twinkie will remain in its glass case at George Stevens Academy, until the dean retires in a few years, and then it will fall into someone else’s care. And it will probably keep changing hands for the next 100 years, or more,” reports Oddity Central.