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Hot Dog Water: Newest Health Craze Revealed to be Fake

Hot Dog Water: Newest Health Craze Revealed to be Fake
A Canadian performance artist convinced people to buy his branded hot dog water, based on unproven health claims. (Sergey Peterman/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Sunday, 24 June 2018 07:21 AM

Hot dog water improves brain function, sheds pounds, and keeps you looking young. That is, if you believe the wonders promoted by a performance artist in Vancouver, Canada.

Douglas Bevans just wanted to see how well his “Hot Dog Water,” selling for almost $40 a bottle, would do on the market, based on made-up health claims, CTV News reported.

He boiled some 100 organic beef hot dogs and put each one in a bottle of water. He called himself the CEO of Hot Dog Water and sold the miracle potion at a booth during a local festival for $37.99 a bottle.

Customers purchased more than 60 quarts of the blend after Bevans told them it had age-reducing powers, could increase brain performance, and even bring on weight loss.

That’s because hot dog water provides “quicker sodium uptake for good health,” he told prospective customers. You see, hot dog water resembles perspiration, so it “bypasses the lymphatic system, whereas other waters have to go through your filtering system,” he explained.

Not only that, but when hot dog water is applied to the skin in the form of lip balm, it would erase crow’s feet. He brought along some lip balm to sell as well.

“We noticed that some people were rubbing lip balm on their crow’s feet and they were swearing their crow’s feet were disappearing before their eyes,” Bevans said.

One guy who used the hot dog lip balm on his head later said it worked on hair growth, and he sent Bevans pictures.

Bevans got the idea from phony health claims and thought, “I bet I could sell hot dog water.”

The artist said he wanted to help people “use informed decisions in their purchasing choices,” adding, “Art, I think, has a way of doing this better than if this was a public service announcement.”

Bevans later revealed it was a stunt, but he spent around $1,200 on bottles, labels, and other costs, Global News reported. He did manage to get $500 in grants while the festival waived his fee for the table.

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Hot dog water improves brain function, weight loss, and anti-aging, according to a performance artist in Vancouver, Canada, selling his fictional tonic to festivalgoers for nearly $40 a pop.
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