What Happens To A Cheeseburger In Hydrochloric Acid?

Some British scientists dunked a cheeseburger in hydrochloric acid to see what happens. This video is the result.

Everyone has hydrochloric acid in their stomachs, it’s one of the first steps in the digestive process. The dissolution in this video is incomplete because in our stomach the amino acids are there to help break down the fats. Also, fast food cheeseburgers are more an assemblage of chemicals that create the illusion of food rather than being real food. For instance, here’s one that’s been sitting around for 12 years and shows no signs of decomposition.

[via Grub Street New York]