Because It’s Friday: A Cheeseburger Dipped in Hydrochloric Acid

Everybody has hydrochloric acid in their stomach. In fact, it’s one of the bodies first steps of digestion, beginning to break down the food and utilize the nutrients or lack there of. A team of scientists were curious just what it looks like to digest a fast food cheeseburger and the results are not pretty.

Watch as a cheeseburger is gradually decomposed over a period of three hours of total saturation in pure hydrochloric acid. The video isn’t exactly a 100% accurate depiction of digestion, since in our bodies we have amino acids which break down the fats, but the results are entertaining nevertheless.

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