Guess what happens when you dip a McDonald’s Cheeseburger in stomach acid?
Researchers from the University of Nottingham decided to see how a McDonald’s burger would fare when dunked into concentrated hydrochloric acid. They filled a container with hydrochloric acid solution, a chemical found in our stomachs that aids in the digestive process, and submerged a burger in it for 3 and 1/2 hours. While the burger in the video turns into a stomach churning black sludge, it isn’t fully broken down. That’s probably because the burger is very high in fat and the researchers didn’t add substances found in our digestive system that break down fat, such as bile which is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder.