By Noah Robischon
Updated June 06, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

If you’ve ever asked yourself ”How long can a plate of rotting meat sit in a neighbor’s yard without him noticing and calling the police?” the answer is at hand. Mahlon Smith, 23, who’d prefer to keep his whereabouts secret for obvious reasons, has archived all 19 days of his experiment, during which the hamburger, steak, and hot dogs just attracted more maggots — and onlookers, as each day’s de-progress was documented on this site. Who knew that different bugs like different meats? Warning: Someone has already advised Smith to auction the mess on eBay.