The Cosmos

Something Quite Disturbing Happens When You Pour Molten Copper on a Big Mac

If it does this to red hot copper, what does it do to your digestive system...

We’re not big fans of McDonald’s here at Mpora; doesn’t work out too well for the old fitness. Every pedal stroke on the bike takes that much longer for every Big Mac sitting in your stomach.

Of course, there was also that time comedian Brian Conley was questioned by the police for bringing his fold-up bike into a McDonald’s, and the times the fast food chain has tried to make the road even more difficult for cyclists – like when they tried to get permission for motor vehicles to drive across a cycle superhighway just outside of London.

So, as we mentioned, you’ll never catch the Mpora crew kicking about in a McDonald’s shirt or craving McNuggets for dinner.

But that doesn’t mean we’re not interested in the use of McDonalds foods for other purposes. Like, for example, for being the subject of torture at the hands of some red hot molten copper.

The thing is though, pouring molten copper on a Big Mac doesn’t quite end like you’d expect. The cooper seems to almost bounce off the burger. What the hell do they cook that stuff in?

To put this in context, the molten copper is fluid at 1,085 degrees Celsius. So imagine, if that can’t burn it down and break it up, how the hell can your digestive system? Eek.

The scientific explanation behind this is called the Leidenfrost effect, and relates to any fluid that encounters object that is at a radically different temperature.

The temperature difference between the copper when it hits the wet, greasy, horrible burger causes the burger to develop a sudden vapour film, making the copper bounce off.

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