You may want to think twice before eating a fast food burger again after checking out this video.
Chemistry professors from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom demonstrate how a McDonald’s cheeseburger breaks down during the digestion process, and the results are stomach-churning.
Hydrochloric acid is a strong compound that is found in your stomach, but also has many industrial uses, from removing rust from steel to processing leather, the Huffington Post notes.
The video “A Cheeseburger in Hydrochloric Acid” shows University of Nottingham chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff dunking half of the cheeseburger in a vat of hydrochloric acid.
"As you're watching me, churning away in your stomach is acid which is one of the first stages in which food is broken down into usable components to give you energy or to make you fat,” Poliakoff says in the video. “Because hydrochloric acid is found in everybody’s stomach and it’s part of our digestive process.”
After three and a half hours, the container became filled with thick black liquid from the burger, but it did not completely break down.
Watch the video below:
Source: Huffington Post