This 'Hot Dog Water' Costs $37.99 For The Craziest Reason

Years ago, when Limp Bizkit was a thing for a lot of people, Fred Durst and company decided to name one of their albums “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”

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The album cover is fairly awful and a bit disgusting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the “chocolate starfish” in that picture, but I have a few ideas, and I’m not really interested in pursuing them any further.

Now I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the band didn’t include “hot dog flavored water” in the title of their album in an attempt to entice prospective CD buyers by invoking a sense of deliciousness. I’m fairly sure repulsion is exactly what they were going for.

So imagine the surprise many people felt when they learned that Hot Dog Water is now being sold at the annual Car Free Day festival in Vancouver, Canada. And it’s $ 37.99 a bottle. In case you were wondering what such a ghastly-sounding and seemingly overpriced product would look like, well, here you go.

If you think your eyes are deceiving you, I assure you, they’re not. That’s literally a bottle of Voss-looking water with a hot dog floating around in it.

The best part about the Hot Dog Water is that there a bunch of health claims associated with the product that aren’t the immediate evacuation of whatever’s in your stomach through your mouth.

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“Improved brain function,” “increased vitality” and a “younger” look can all be yours if you slurp on some water with a hot dog floating around in it, apparently.

Upon seeing the stand selling the “revolutionary” new beverage, festival goers couldn’t decide whether it was an elaborate joke or an actual product designed for human consumption.

Which was really the question on everyone’s minds. There were quite a few people who thought the water was a legitimate health food product.

And some people already found potential customers for the $ 37.99 bottle of intestine-packed mystery meat juice.

When the creator of Hot Dog Water, Douglas Bevans, was questioned about the health benefits behind his creation, his response was a bit vague.

“We’ve created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could.”

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When asked exactly how the beverage made good on its health claims, this is what Bevans had to say to Global News.

“there’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me. So the protein of the Hot Dog Water helps your body uptake the water content, and the sodium and the things you’d need post-workout.” 

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However, a closer look at Bevans’ display quickly revealed that he was, indeed, not entirely serious with his product.

Bevans, a tour operator and artist, said that he came up with the idea while thinking up a way to comment on “snake oil salesmen” in the health industry.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s some type of suspicious-looking health craze likegem-infused water or the potentially life-threatening “Raw Water” looking to charge you premium prices in the hopes of making you believe you’ll attain perfect health nirvana.

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“It’s really sort of a commentary on product marketing, and especially sort of health-quackery product marketing,” Bevans said.

“From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $ 80 bottles of water that will come out that are ‘raw’ or ‘smart waters,’ or anything that doesn’t have any substantial scientific backing but just a lot of pretty impressive marketing.”

Even though the Hot Dog Water was a stunt, people still bought and drank it throughout the day. “They’ve been drinking it for hours. We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water,” Bevans said.

Sounds like he’s well on his way to recouping the $ 1,200 he spent on branding, bottles, and labels for his art stunt. Along with the Hot Dog lip balm, breath spray, and “body fragrance.” Man, he went all in.

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This 'Hot Dog Water' Costs $37.99 For The Craziest Reason

Years ago, when Limp Bizkit was a thing for a lot of people, Fred Durst and company decided to name one of their albums “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”

image

The album cover is fairly awful and a bit disgusting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the “chocolate starfish” in that picture, but I have a few ideas, and I’m not really interested in pursuing them any further.

Now I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the band didn’t include “hot dog flavored water” in the title of their album in an attempt to entice prospective CD buyers by invoking a sense of deliciousness. I’m fairly sure repulsion is exactly what they were going for.

So imagine the surprise many people felt when they learned that Hot Dog Water is now being sold at the annual Car Free Day festival in Vancouver, Canada. And it’s $ 37.99 a bottle. In case you were wondering what such a ghastly-sounding and seemingly overpriced product would look like, well, here you go.

If you think your eyes are deceiving you, I assure you, they’re not. That’s literally a bottle of Voss-looking water with a hot dog floating around in it.

The best part about the Hot Dog Water is that there a bunch of health claims associated with the product that aren’t the immediate evacuation of whatever’s in your stomach through your mouth.

image

“Improved brain function,” “increased vitality” and a “younger” look can all be yours if you slurp on some water with a hot dog floating around in it, apparently.

Upon seeing the stand selling the “revolutionary” new beverage, festival goers couldn’t decide whether it was an elaborate joke or an actual product designed for human consumption.

Which was really the question on everyone’s minds. There were quite a few people who thought the water was a legitimate health food product.

And some people already found potential customers for the $ 37.99 bottle of intestine-packed mystery meat juice.

When the creator of Hot Dog Water, Douglas Bevans, was questioned about the health benefits behind his creation, his response was a bit vague.

“We’ve created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could.”

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When asked exactly how the beverage made good on its health claims, this is what Bevans had to say to Global News.

“there’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me. So the protein of the Hot Dog Water helps your body uptake the water content, and the sodium and the things you’d need post-workout.” 

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However, a closer look at Bevans’ display quickly revealed that he was, indeed, not entirely serious with his product.

Bevans, a tour operator and artist, said that he came up with the idea while thinking up a way to comment on “snake oil salesmen” in the health industry.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s some type of suspicious-looking health craze likegem-infused water or the potentially life-threatening “Raw Water” looking to charge you premium prices in the hopes of making you believe you’ll attain perfect health nirvana.

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“It’s really sort of a commentary on product marketing, and especially sort of health-quackery product marketing,” Bevans said.

“From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $ 80 bottles of water that will come out that are ‘raw’ or ‘smart waters,’ or anything that doesn’t have any substantial scientific backing but just a lot of pretty impressive marketing.”

Even though the Hot Dog Water was a stunt, people still bought and drank it throughout the day. “They’ve been drinking it for hours. We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water,” Bevans said.

Sounds like he’s well on his way to recouping the $ 1,200 he spent on branding, bottles, and labels for his art stunt. Along with the Hot Dog lip balm, breath spray, and “body fragrance.” Man, he went all in.

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This 'Hot Dog Water' Costs $37.99 For The Craziest Reason

Years ago, when Limp Bizkit was a thing for a lot of people, Fred Durst and company decided to name one of their albums “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”

image

The album cover is fairly awful and a bit disgusting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the “chocolate starfish” in that picture, but I have a few ideas, and I’m not really interested in pursuing them any further.

Now I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the band didn’t include “hot dog flavored water” in the title of their album in an attempt to entice prospective CD buyers by invoking a sense of deliciousness. I’m fairly sure repulsion is exactly what they were going for.

So imagine the surprise many people felt when they learned that Hot Dog Water is now being sold at the annual Car Free Day festival in Vancouver, Canada. And it’s $ 37.99 a bottle. In case you were wondering what such a ghastly-sounding and seemingly overpriced product would look like, well, here you go.

If you think your eyes are deceiving you, I assure you, they’re not. That’s literally a bottle of Voss-looking water with a hot dog floating around in it.

The best part about the Hot Dog Water is that there a bunch of health claims associated with the product that aren’t the immediate evacuation of whatever’s in your stomach through your mouth.

image

“Improved brain function,” “increased vitality” and a “younger” look can all be yours if you slurp on some water with a hot dog floating around in it, apparently.

Upon seeing the stand selling the “revolutionary” new beverage, festival goers couldn’t decide whether it was an elaborate joke or an actual product designed for human consumption.

Which was really the question on everyone’s minds. There were quite a few people who thought the water was a legitimate health food product.

And some people already found potential customers for the $ 37.99 bottle of intestine-packed mystery meat juice.

When the creator of Hot Dog Water, Douglas Bevans, was questioned about the health benefits behind his creation, his response was a bit vague.

“We’ve created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could.”

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When asked exactly how the beverage made good on its health claims, this is what Bevans had to say to Global News.

“there’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me. So the protein of the Hot Dog Water helps your body uptake the water content, and the sodium and the things you’d need post-workout.” 

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However, a closer look at Bevans’ display quickly revealed that he was, indeed, not entirely serious with his product.

Bevans, a tour operator and artist, said that he came up with the idea while thinking up a way to comment on “snake oil salesmen” in the health industry.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s some type of suspicious-looking health craze likegem-infused water or the potentially life-threatening “Raw Water” looking to charge you premium prices in the hopes of making you believe you’ll attain perfect health nirvana.

image
“It’s really sort of a commentary on product marketing, and especially sort of health-quackery product marketing,” Bevans said.

“From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $ 80 bottles of water that will come out that are ‘raw’ or ‘smart waters,’ or anything that doesn’t have any substantial scientific backing but just a lot of pretty impressive marketing.”

Even though the Hot Dog Water was a stunt, people still bought and drank it throughout the day. “They’ve been drinking it for hours. We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water,” Bevans said.

Sounds like he’s well on his way to recouping the $ 1,200 he spent on branding, bottles, and labels for his art stunt. Along with the Hot Dog lip balm, breath spray, and “body fragrance.” Man, he went all in.

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This 'Hot Dog Water' Costs $37.99 For The Craziest Reason

Years ago, when Limp Bizkit was a thing for a lot of people, Fred Durst and company decided to name one of their albums “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”

image

The album cover is fairly awful and a bit disgusting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the “chocolate starfish” in that picture, but I have a few ideas, and I’m not really interested in pursuing them any further.

Now I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the band didn’t include “hot dog flavored water” in the title of their album in an attempt to entice prospective CD buyers by invoking a sense of deliciousness. I’m fairly sure repulsion is exactly what they were going for.

So imagine the surprise many people felt when they learned that Hot Dog Water is now being sold at the annual Car Free Day festival in Vancouver, Canada. And it’s $ 37.99 a bottle. In case you were wondering what such a ghastly-sounding and seemingly overpriced product would look like, well, here you go.

If you think your eyes are deceiving you, I assure you, they’re not. That’s literally a bottle of Voss-looking water with a hot dog floating around in it.

The best part about the Hot Dog Water is that there a bunch of health claims associated with the product that aren’t the immediate evacuation of whatever’s in your stomach through your mouth.

image

“Improved brain function,” “increased vitality” and a “younger” look can all be yours if you slurp on some water with a hot dog floating around in it, apparently.

Upon seeing the stand selling the “revolutionary” new beverage, festival goers couldn’t decide whether it was an elaborate joke or an actual product designed for human consumption.

Which was really the question on everyone’s minds. There were quite a few people who thought the water was a legitimate health food product.

And some people already found potential customers for the $ 37.99 bottle of intestine-packed mystery meat juice.

When the creator of Hot Dog Water, Douglas Bevans, was questioned about the health benefits behind his creation, his response was a bit vague.

“We’ve created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could.”

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When asked exactly how the beverage made good on its health claims, this is what Bevans had to say to Global News.

“there’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me. So the protein of the Hot Dog Water helps your body uptake the water content, and the sodium and the things you’d need post-workout.” 

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However, a closer look at Bevans’ display quickly revealed that he was, indeed, not entirely serious with his product.

Bevans, a tour operator and artist, said that he came up with the idea while thinking up a way to comment on “snake oil salesmen” in the health industry.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s some type of suspicious-looking health craze likegem-infused water or the potentially life-threatening “Raw Water” looking to charge you premium prices in the hopes of making you believe you’ll attain perfect health nirvana.

image
“It’s really sort of a commentary on product marketing, and especially sort of health-quackery product marketing,” Bevans said.

“From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $ 80 bottles of water that will come out that are ‘raw’ or ‘smart waters,’ or anything that doesn’t have any substantial scientific backing but just a lot of pretty impressive marketing.”

Even though the Hot Dog Water was a stunt, people still bought and drank it throughout the day. “They’ve been drinking it for hours. We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water,” Bevans said.

Sounds like he’s well on his way to recouping the $ 1,200 he spent on branding, bottles, and labels for his art stunt. Along with the Hot Dog lip balm, breath spray, and “body fragrance.” Man, he went all in.

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Domino's Is Now Fixing Horrible Roads For The Best Reason

Domino’s pizza is basically a staple. 

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of pizza, you’re probably a fan of their prices and customer service. I mean, what other pizza chain would have a staff of people wrestle an armed robber to the ground and continue working their shifts like nothing happened?

Despite the fact that their food really isn’t all that delicious, I’ve always looked at the franchise favorably and I think a lot of that has  to do with the fact that they’ve never let me down with my orders and have always, always made it convenient as heck to order from them. 

Now when you combine going above and beyond to provide an excellent experience for your customers, with a wicked sense of humor, you end up getting a pizza spot that will literally do the work of the American government so people can get their pizza faster.

That’s right, Domino’s is fixing roads and paying for the labor right out of their own pocket.

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The pizza chain was sick and tired of seeing their pies getting damaged by poor road conditions. All the jostling around meant bad news for their boxed circles of hot yeast and cheese.

So they put cameras in their pie boxes to show what truly bad road conditions did to the pies. WARNING: seeing this image will be traumatic to pizza lovers everywhere.

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So they launched the “Paving for Pizza” initiative, which is a brilliant marketing strategy that actually makes a great point at showing how horribly inept some towns are at maintaining their local travel infrastructure.

By hiring local road crews and slapping their logo on the fixed potholes, they not only came up with a great way to promote their brand but join in on the gripe that a lot of us have, especially after every winter: Why are our roads so poorly maintained?

To date, Domino’s has already fixed a whopping 203 potholes. 150 in Athens, Georgia. 40 in Milford, Delaware, 8 in Bartonville, Texas, and 5 in Burbank, California.

People are asking the pizza maker to come to their town to take care of business, too.

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Crappy roads have been a problem nationwide for a very long time.

US News and Deutsche Bank ranked roads across the country and their findings confirm what we all know: states with highest population densities and more drivers have poorer quality roads.

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If you’ve ever visited the UAE you’d be hard-pressed to find a single pothole on the road. Relatively low labor costs, combined with smarter city planning and consistent weather with little rain or precipitation means that the country has less to worry about when it comes to maintenance.

So it could just be that America sucks at maintaining roads. I mean we’re so bad at it that Domino’s has to fix our potholes.

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Fans Of 'This Is Us' Are Furious At Crock Pots For A Surprising Reason

This post will, by necessity, be a bit spoiler-y if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of This Is Us. But honestly? I think it’s worth it.

On Tuesday’s episode, the series hinted at what may be the cause of death for beloved patriarch, Jack. It’s a Crock Pot.

Jack and Rebecca are gifted an old Crock Pot by their neighbor George, who warns it has a faulty button. Towards the end of the episode, Jack turns it off, but the Crock Pot turns itself back on, causing a fire that soon runs rampant through the house. 

Though it’s not entirely certain that this will be Jack’s death moment, fans are enraged at the product, much to the Crock Pot brand’s dismay.

This is all wrong. The Crock Pot is an incredibly useful kitchen appliance that cooks chicken and beef perfectly, and makes it easy to cook a giant pot of dried beans in just a few hours. It doesn’t deserve this bad press!

Crock Pot doesn’t think so either. The company first tried to address it in a funny way in a  Facebook comment, interacting with fans who are still distraught:

But later released a much more serious and comprehensive statement to TV Line:

“Crock-Pot understands the concerns brought up by last night’s episode of This Is Us, and we too are heartbroken by the latest development in Jack’s storyline. However, it is important that our consumers understand and have confidence that all Crock-Pot slow cookers exceed all internal testing protocols and all applicable industry safety standards and regulations as verified by independent third-party testing labs. For nearly 50 years, with over 100 million Crock-Pots sold, we have never received any consumer complaints similar to the fictional events portrayed in last night’s episode. In fact, the safety and design of our product renders this type of event nearly impossible.”

“In addition, and most relevant to the concerns consumers are having after watching the recent This Is Us episode, our Crock-Pot slow cookers are low current, low wattage (typically no more than 200 or 300 watts) appliances with self-regulating, heating elements. The product is designed to cook foods over a longer period of time at low temperatures and the switches connect to only 1 side of the power line voltage, so there is never a high voltage applied directly across our switches. The switches within our slow cookers are subjected to additional internal testing, which includes a Rotary Knob Endurance test, Rotary Knob Force Test and Flame Burning Test and constructed of self-extinguishing, flame resistant material.”

“Our hope is that the team at NBC’s This Is Us will help us spread factual information regarding our product’s safety. While we know their primary mission is to entertain – something they have continued to excel in – we also feel they have a responsibility to inform. Just like many fans, we will be watching next week’s episode to see how Jack’s story progresses and, regardless of the outcome, we want consumers first and foremost to know they are safe when using their Crock-Pot.”

Oh gosh. Poor Crock Pot.

It doesn’t seem like their reasonable well-argued points have had any effect.

It seems unlikely that people will change their minds and a lot of good Crock Pots are gonna go to waste over this. Thanks a lot, This Is Us. Why couldn’t you have made a vape the cause? Those have got to go, if you ask me.

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Amy Schumer Buys $2,000 Mattress For Stranger For The Sweetest Reason

Amy Schumer Buys $ 2,000 Mattress For Stranger For The Sweetest Reason

Amy Schumer is pretty awesome. Last year for Christmas, she bought back the farm that her family lost due to bankruptcy during her childhood and gave it to her father, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. 

And now, she’s bought someone a $ 2,000 mattress. Why? Because they let her use the bathroom. Sagine Lazarre works at Six Corners Mattress in Chicago, and last Thursday, a woman jogging by stopped in and asked to use the bathroom. Lazarre said she could. 

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Lazarre told WGNTVwhat happened next:

“She comes out of the bathroom and asks me which one of these (mattresses) is my favorite. I told her … She told me she wanted to buy it for me. And I was was so shocked!” 

Lazarre thought the woman was joking, but the woman told her she wanted to thank her for letting her use the bathroom and mentioned that she was a comedian. When she went to pay for the mattress, Lazarre saw the name “Amy Schumer” on the credit card. 

Lazarre said that after Schumer left, she looked her up:

“After she left, I Googled her name.  The lady that was right there talking to me is Amy Schumer. It was amazing. Unbelievable.” 

Lazarre and her daughter just moved into a new apartment, so she says the mattress came at a perfect time. 

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