35-year-old Paulo Henrique dos Santos achieved celebrity status in the Villa Cruzeiro favela of Rio Janeiro, after he covered himself in green industrial paint, only to realize it won’t wash off. His intention was to dress up as the popular superhero for a running event, but since shops didn’t have the brand of paint he normally used, he decided to go with industrial paint normally used for ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines.
He took 20 baths in two days, desperate to remove his improvised Hulk costume, but had no success. As if the embarrassment of having all his neighbors laugh at him as he walked around his neighborhood wasn’t enough, photos of him and his mother trying to remove the paint went viral on the Internet.
Lucky for Paulo, this story has a happy ending. After a whole team of family and friends scrubbed him for 24 hours, the man finally succeeded in removing the green paint. Despite everything he had to go through, the wannabe Hulk says he doesn’t regret the incident…
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