ââ€śI donâ€™t usually bathe, but when I do, itâ€™s in Pepsi,â€ť deadpans 27-year-old Nate Nielsen before submerging his body in a fizzy black bath. â€śHmm, Iâ€™m a little bit parched,â€ť he adds, taking a swig before drizzling the rest of the can over his face and hair. Today in “gross” slash “WHY GOD WHY”:
â€śMy favorite part is just soakinâ€™ it in,â€ť he says with a near-religious fervor before sticking his head under and almost choking. As he told Yahoo! later, â€śIt was so painful having the carbonation get in my eyes, ears, and nose.â€ť YA THINK?
If Pepsi runs $12 for a 24-pack, this was a $156 bath. Or at least it would’ve been if Nielsen had to pay for the Pepsi. He told Yahoo! that during a shift delivering workout products, a customer tipped him in 80 24-packs of Pepsi Max.
Taking a bath in phosphoric acid, aspartame, potassium benzoate, caffeine, acesulfame potassium, citric acid, and calcium disodium edta (whatever THAT is) canâ€™t be good for you. As one dermatologist eager for her 0.5 milliseconds of fame told Yahoo!, â€śThe caramel color could stain the skin and phosphoric acid is a drying agent, so he may need to moisturize after.â€ť GOOD TO KNOW. So the next time you take a soak in genetically modified cancer syrup, follow it up with your French fry body butter.