See What Happens When You Dunk a McDonald’s Cheeseburger in Stomach Acid
August 6, 2014
Ever wonder what the remnants of your meal look like after they disintegrate within your digestive channels?
Fine, maybe such thoughts have never crossed your mind for the sake of your appetite, but for those who are intrigued by this internal process, here’s a peek at how it goes down.
This isn’t really like the Super Size Me documentary, where they put some burgers in a container and let them get moldy and rotten, this is merely an illustration of what that tasty cheeseburger goes through in our stomach.
Why? Because science. Also, because of the internet.
Researchers from The University of Nottingham filled a container with hydrochloric acid solution, a chemical found in our stomachs that aids in the digestive process, and dipped a burger in it for 3 and 1/2 hours.
The results were grimy, as the burger turned into a black sludge. Hydrochloric acid breaks down food in the early stages of digestion, so that means one of the first things that McDonald’s cheeseburger does when hitting your stomach is turn into goop.
Now, someone try this with a kale salad and let us know what happens.