In 2000, Mahlon Smith embarked on a scientific endeavor: he took a plate of raw meat and left them to rot in his neighbor's yard. Well, he was interested in finding out the answer to a few scientific questions, like:
- Where do maggots come from?
- What's that smell?
- How long can a plate of rotting meat sit in a neighbor's yard without him noticing and calling the police?
Well, now the greatest scientific experiment ever conducted has returned: two college students at Tufts are trying to replicate the project ... in their dorm!
I slid away a small corner tile, which gave me enough space to fit my hand and my camera over the plate. I blindly snapped about six shots, each one so off-center that only half of the plate was actually in the photo. At one point I accidentally brushed my left hand against the cat food, which imparted upon me an unpleasant coat of tender beef and liver gravy. After much effort, I finally got a decent picture.
The meat has been planted!!! The Tufts Stinkymeat Project has begun! Only time will tell how stinky our meat will get. Only time will tell how long it will take before they begin searching for the plate. Only time will tell if we'll get brutally murdered, should they ever discover it was us...