‘Pepsi Bath’ Video Starts Going Viral (+Video)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A video showing a man bathing in 312 cans of Pepsi Max has begun going viral today.

The video shows Nate Nielsen taking a bath in the Pepsi, periodically opening new cans to add to the water and drinking some.

Nielsen posted the video in late February.

“I had forgotten about it; however, I woke up on Tuesday to 200 emails about the video,” Nielson told Yahoo!.

The video now has over 100,000 views. 

Nielsen, 27, delivers fitness equipment in Salt Lake City, Utah.

During one delivery, a man took him back into a back room in his home. He had won a poker game but the opponent couldn’t pay him, so the man had received 160 24-packs of the soda. The customer wanted to get rid of them so he offered them to Nielsen and his delivery partner, who split the packs.

“I figured I could drink some, serve them at parties, or give them away to friends, so we spent an hour loading them into our truck,” said Nielsen. “On the way home, I had a crazy idea: What if I took a bath in a tub filled with Pepsi?”

“The bubbles felt pretty fizzy on my skin—similar to how it would feel sitting in a hot tub,” he said. “But because the liquid is black, I couldn’t see anything below the surface. When I lifted my hand out, it looked like I had a bad spray tan.”

He took three non-Pepsi showers afterward. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.