This is What Your Stomach Does to a Cheeseburger to Digest It

By Jesus Diaz on at

The Periodic Table of Videos is one of my favourite YouTube channels. It's fascinating to delve into their library and find jewels like this: "What happens when you dunk a cheeseburger in concentrated hydrochloric acid?" Hydrochloric acid is one of the compounds in your stomach.

This acid—along with other compounds—break food down to generate energy for your body. Human bodies are as amazing as they are gross.