WHY can gastric juice dissolve razor blades?

The stomach digests food thanks to a caustic hydrochloric acid with a high pH (hydrogen concentration) ranging from 2 to 3.

A famous phenomenon was the French entertainer Michel Lotito, who was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 for his outstanding ability to eat inorganic objects. This man could easily devour rubber, glass and metal.

At his performances, Michel Lotito amazed the audience by swallowing bicycles, supermarket carts, TVs, computers, beds, candelabras, skis, glasses, and his most outstanding “achievement” was eating a Cessna-150, for which he spent two years of his life. Although his main advantage is his thick stomach walls, it would be impossible without the acidity of his gastric juice.

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