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Man paints himself green, doesn't wash off

Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 | Comment icon 46 comments

Image credit: CC 3.0 Gorgalore

Enrique dos Santos was trying to look like the Incredible Hulk but managed to use the wrong paint.

The 35-year-old swimming pool attendant from Brazil had painted his body green as part of a sponsored run but somehow managed to use industrial strength paint intended for use on military submarines and missiles. When he discovered he was unable to remove it he spent the best part of two days taking numerous baths and showers and sleeping in a room lined with plastic bags.

To add to his misery, photographs that appeared online showing a woman claimed to be his girlfriend trying to scrub the paint off him with a toilet brush turned out to be his middle-aged mother. Fortunately for Enrique however the paint did eventually come off.

"A man in Brazil landed himself in deep trouble after the colour he painted his body with failed to come off -- he realised then that the paint was one used for painting ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines."

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Comment icon #37 Posted by Leonardo on 1 June, 2012, 14:26
Thank you, BM. Good to see you back here and posting again. Hope the family - with the new addition - are all well and happy. And why is his mother scrubbing him with a toilet brush?!?! I can only hope it was new-bought!
Comment icon #38 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 1 June, 2012, 14:32
Thanks Leo..I am trying to get back bit by bit.. When my anti biotics finish hopefuls they will do the trick...I am enjoying the little one.. Yea I noticed the toilet brush..I am surprised she wasn't using a wire scrubber ..some brillo pads thrown in lol .....Your previous post made me laugh very good lol - I actually did laugh out loud !!
Comment icon #39 Posted by Taun on 1 June, 2012, 17:46
You had your baby? Cool! Everyone doing alright? We want Pics!
Comment icon #40 Posted by AlienDan on 1 June, 2012, 18:14
LOL I was thinking same thing.
Comment icon #41 Posted by csspwns on 2 June, 2012, 0:54
lol tat woman who the newspaper claimed was his girlfriend was actually his mother. a lot of papers were all greatly exaggerated like the rms restoration run where it was claiming that the run was 3.1 miles long when it was 2.8 miles and that some kids never left chinatown lol. crazy newspapers
Comment icon #42 Posted by hooko22 on 2 June, 2012, 1:31
LOL Poor guy. He's lucky it came of at all. He's lucky his body sheds skin cells! hehe
Comment icon #43 Posted by The Unseen on 2 June, 2012, 3:40
Because he's stupid and his mother dresses him funny.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 2 June, 2012, 9:26
I blogged it all you can go to my blog and have a wee look .Cheers
Comment icon #45 Posted by Taun on 3 June, 2012, 1:18
Thanks for that comment BM... I must have clicked on your "Raw Berries" logo a dozen times or so... until I finally clicked on your avatar and found the blog site... I honestly didn't know we had that feature...
Comment icon #46 Posted by Mikenator on 3 June, 2012, 3:16
LOL! he probuly felt as angry as the hulk when he read the paint can

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