A man in the US has attempted to “fizz the grime away” by taking a dip in over 300 cans of Pepsi. For reasons that deeply disturb me, I felt compelled to work out how much this carbonated bath would actually cost — possibly so I can replicate it for a future Lifehacker article.
We’re not sure what compelled this guy to fill his bath with Pepsi and then dive into the sticky murk, but he certainly seems to be enjoying the experience. According to the man’s YouTube page, the makeshift bath required 312 cans of Pespi. So what’s the minimum amount you’d be paying for a stunt like this?
At 375ml per can, we can calculate that the total volume used equates to 117 litres. While the original stunt used aluminium cans, the most cost-effective method is actually 2L bottles — you can currently snap these up from Woolworth’s for $2 each, which works out at $1 per litre.
In other words, you’re going to need around 59 bottles which will set you back $117. That said, supermarkets regularly offer 2-for-1 deals with their soft drink range so you might be able to cut the total price down further.
I’ve watched the video twice now and for some reason I feel compelled to try it out: that calming hubbub of background fizz really speaks to me. Now to convince our expense department that 117 litres of Pepsi/LA Ice/RC Cola is a sound investment. Wish me luck!