A food vendor in Vancouver, British Columbia really coined the term, “there’s a sucker born every minute,” after he set up his tent.
The local vendor was participating in the annual Car Free Day festival and the product he was selling for $37.99 left everyone speechless.
Douglas Bevans created “Hot Dog Water,” and wanted consumers to get in on the new trend, it’s literally a bottle of water with a wiener floating inside. The product claimed to help consumers not only lose weight but also increase brain function, look younger and improve overall vitality.
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Sales of the water were brisk at the festival but Bevans had other accessories such as lip balm and breath spray.
Does it really work? Bevans told a local news outlet, “There’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me,” said. Still, he tried: “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.”
What was the real reason behind this product? A lesson, for those bothering to read the fine print at the bottom of his sign, which suggested he was conducting a piece of performance art, of sorts: “Hot Dog Water in its absurdity hopes to encourage critical thinking related to product marketing and the significant role it can play in our purchasing choices,” it read.
Would you drink Hot Dog Water?
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