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Is Our Trash Going To Outlive Betty White?

Betty White vs. that six pack you've been meaning to throw out

Recently, everyone was freaking the heck out because Betty White, our beloved TV grandmama, was trending on Twitter. In our trash year 2018, that is usually not a good thing.

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Luckily, she's alive and well — and the subject of a new PBS documentary. Good news does exist!

But how does our indomitable Betty hold up to our actual trash? Try your (her??) luck below!

  1. The rubber sole of old boots

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    These babies will break down in approximately 50–80 years. They are weaklings compared to Betty, who was on her way to becoming a household name by her 50s. She wouldn't really hit it big until her 60s, though, thanks to a little sitcom called The Golden Girls.

  2. A cigarette butt

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Cigarette butts take up to five years to decompose, a mere nothing to a dame like Betty.

  3. A poopy diaper

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    While I want to believe Betty will outlive the 450 years it takes for a disposable diaper to break down, I don't think she will. This one goes to Team Garbage.

  4. A can of beans

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tin cans break down after 50 years, but Betty was still going strong and making appearances on the game show called I've Got a Secret in her 50s.

  5. A six pack of beer bottles

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Estimates say glass bottles will break down in either a million years or, like, never. Whichever comes first I guess??

  6. A cotton T-shirt

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Is this even a question? Betty White spits in the face of your cotton t-shirt, which takes six months to break down.

  7. An orange juice carton

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Juice cartons are estimated to take 300 years to decompose, so chances don't look so hot for our fave Golden Gal.

  8. A banana peel

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Younger

    A banana peel takes five weeks max to degrade in the wild. Fun fact: Betty White is laughing at your banana peel right now.

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