YouTuber Killem recently sent a Big Mac into space to find out if it would taste any different when it returned because you know, why not?
Researchers and doctors are doing some pretty remarkable things right now thanks to advances in technology and science. Curing diseases, developing artificial intelligence, it really is pretty incredible. Those advances are also letting the common man and woman do some pretty great things too. However, it is also proving to be a useful tool with those who clearly have too much time on their hands.
We don't think we have ever come across a finer example of that than the one exhibited to us by YouTuber Killem. Killem's real name is Tom Stanniland, and he recently sent a Big Mac into space. Why? Because he wanted to know if the sandwich leaving the atmosphere and then crashing back down to Earth would change how it tastes. Stanniland used a styrofoam box and a weather balloon to send the Big Mac into space and recorded its progress via a GoPro.
Shockingly, the experiment was actually a successful one. We would never have believed in a million years that the Big Mac would have returned to Earth safely, but it did. It was discovered by some very confused people at Colchester FC, a soccer club in England, about 180 miles from where it's journey had begun. However, it had made the trip from Sheffield to Colchester via space.
Despite landing so far away from its launch point, Stanniland managed to get the burger back and complete his experiment. As you can see from the video above, the Big Mac did indeed go to space and stayed in place thanks to a little super glue. Don't worry, the brave young scientist didn't take a bite out of the bottom half of the bun smeared in glue.
As it turns out, a Big Mac doesn't taste that different after having been to space. It was just a little stiff, probably for a couple of reasons. One, it will have been extremely cold, probably from its trip to space and sitting in the middle of a soccer pitch. Two, the bread was probably a little stale by the time Stanniland got his hands back on it. That's beside the point, though. The experiment was a success, and honestly, it's a minor miracle that it went as flawlessly as it did.