A video that has gone viral online may have many rethinking packaged Ramen Noodles for dinner.
The video is so provocative that it has gotten over 1.7 million views on
YouTube.com in just a few months
Chemically preserved for a long shelf life, and easy on the budget at four packages for $1, packaged Ramen Noodles are a staple in many homes. But until now, no one’s ever gotten a look at what happens to them inside the stomach.
After Massachusetts General Hospital found a couple of test subjects willing to swallow the processed meal along with a tiny video camera, we can now see what happens to the noodles as they digest.
Dr. Braden Kuo said he has been stunned by the reaction and what he calls the macabre interest the project has drawn.
The smart pill camera, roughly the size of a large multivitamin, has given researchers an unprecedented 32 hours of video from the stomach to the small intestine.
Prior to this clinical trial, such cameras had only been used to study a person’s insides when they were empty.