Mad Scientist Purifies a Big Mac from McDonald's

The end product is clean, satisfying, and kind of disgusting.
Derya Ozdemir

A typical Big Mac consists of two beef patties, lettuce, onions, pickles, cheese, its Special Sauce on a sesame seed bun, as well as a generous smear of regret. Almost everyone has had that disgusting feeling after eating at a fast-food restaurant, which is swiftly followed by vowing never to eat another one and an attempt to ignore the urge to purify yourself.

But that doesn't mean you can't watch a chemist on YouTube purify a hamburger down to its essence. For the sake of content and science, the host of Sterling vs Science distills a Big Mac to see what it will look like in liquid form, and to be fair, the essence of the world's favorite hamburger looks clean and satisfying (and kind of disgusting).

The distillation process involves turning the burger into dust and blending everything together. After a while, the Big Mac turns into a goopy mess, and it probably looks like what you'd see if you looked inside your stomach after eating one.

From that brown, gross-looking mess, he manages to get a clear liquid that smells just like Big Mac in around just a few hours. You must be wondering if it also tasted like Big Mac — well, you'll need to watch the video to find out. Enjoy!

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