"It basically tastes like you've been chewing it more a minute already," the man said while talking about its taste
We agree that some of the greatest inventions may have all started with a bizarre thought but this man might have taken it too far. It all started when a random Redditor posted a query that reads, "If kinetic energy is converted into thermal energy, how hard do I have to slap a chicken to cook it?". A commenter who was apparently a physics major responded saying that it would take approximately '23,034 average slaps to cook a chicken with a velocity of nearly 6000km per hour. Two years later, Youtuber Lous Weisz came across this and decided to try it out.
Weisz decided to conduct a science experiment to find out once and for all if the heat generated from slapping a whole raw chicken a ridiculous amount of times would actually be enough to cook it as discussed on the Reddit thread. He recorded the whole 'experiment' and posted it on Youtube, with the title, "I Cooked a Chicken by Slapping It". Weisz revealed that it took him two months to successfully carry out the very important experiment. Why? well, he made a bizarre contraption to carry out the job and it often ended up mashing the chicken instead of cooking it, reported LADBible.
Weisz however did not give up and continued to adjust the bizarre contraption which features a paddle attached to a motor-powered robot arm. He then proceeded to 'cook' the chicken to the point it was edible by administering a whopping 135,000 slaps over eight hours, which in total is 7,500 Watt-hours of energy. This is apparently two or three times as much energy as your oven would use to do a similar job. Using a tip from Modernist Cuisine, Weisz had apparently kept the chicken at a temperature of around 55-60 degrees Celsius for a little over 90 minutes in order to cook the chicken through. Another concern here is safety. People have been advised to cook a chicken to an internal temperature of at least 73 degrees Celsius in order to kill off germs, reported LADBible.
Since Weisz was able to cook the chicken, you might be wondering if it tastes the same. "It basically tastes like you've been chewing it more a minute already," Weisz explained. The YouTuber has also tested this method on a piece of steak and was successfully able to 'cook' the pieces of meat to an edible state, reported LADBible.