This is what your stomach does to a cheeseburger

(If you eat your burgers whole that is)

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If only to compound that 'uuuugh what have I done' feeling you get after eating a burger (sorry), here's what's going down in your stomach as it gets digested and turned into energy/nap fuel.

A McDonald's cheeseburger is placed in concentrated hydrochloric acid in a video by YouTube's The Periodic Table of Videos, before being left for a few hours to break down.

Scientists return to find the burger reduced to black sludge, with only some of the patty remaining due to the lack of bile acid in the flask which your stomach has to deal with such matter.

Hydrocholic acid is found in everybody's stomach, so this marvellously effective but unsightly process is taking place in your stomach right now, albeit with added fries and milkshakes and whatever else you've consumed in the day.