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Video: Molten copper vs McDonald’s Big Mac

A McDonald's Big Mac goes up against some molten copper. (Tito4re /YouTube)
February 20, 2017

McDonald’s Big Macs are a delicious treat loved the world over. The sandwich is also a questionable concoction of not-so-healthy ingredients that seem to be able to survive a lot longer than any normal food should, as demonstrated in Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Supersize Me where the burger lasted more than two weeks left out in the open without a hint of decay.

But what if you were to put a Big Mac up against something more destructive, like some molten copper? Well, one YouTuber did just that, and the famous stack of meat and cheese actually held up pretty well.

YouTuber Tito4re poured molten copper coming in at 1,984°F right over the top of the Big Mac to see what exactly might happen. Interestingly enough, with the sandwich sitting tall and stout, it seems to thwart off the first few drops of the flaming liquid metal quiet easily.

The top bun brushes off the copper for a brief moment before some scorch marks are present. But as the molten liquid flows, the sandwich starts to get more battered and bruised.

A McDonald’s Big Mac goes up against some molten copper. (Tito4re /YouTube)

The man behind the camera then decided to remove the top bun and pour the molten copper directly onto the meat. As one might expect, the extremely hot substance complete charred the burger patty. However, even as it sizzles in a pool of the hot liquid copper, the Big Mac is still recognizable.

Using a pair of tongs, the uploader disassembles the burger and allows it to simmer in the now cooling pool of metal. Shockingly, each individual component of the Big Mac remains relatively in tacts, from the three-piece bun to the double burger patties and even the cheese and lettuce.

A McDonald’s Big Mac goes up against some molten copper. (Tito4re /YouTube)

“Cooking” the Big Mac on the now flaming and smoking copper substance does little in destroying the sandwich, and it takes more than three minutes before all the ingredients are completely blackened.

With a splash of water, the molten copper quickly solidifies. Encapsulated into the now solid hunk of metal are the remnants of one Big Mac burger, though it sits a dissembled and charred remainder of its past self.

What did the experiment prove? Not much, really, aside from the fact that the Big Mac seems to have the ungodly ability to hold up against molten liquid metal for longer than expected.