Seriously? What an idiot! It’s not easy being green – as one Brazilian man proved when he painted himself to look like the Incredible Hulk – and found the colour wouldn’t wash off. Pool attendant Paulo Henrique dos Santos, from Vila Cruzeiro, dressed up as the comic book hero for a running event, but got a nasty shock when the time came to remove the green paint. After frantic scrubbing, the hapless chap realised he’d used a paint reserved for ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines.
According to Brazilian news site Extra.globo.com, Paulo had hoped to buy a brand of paint he’d used on a previous outing as the Hulk, but the shop he went to didn’t have it. Desperate to undo his inking, the would-be superhero spent Sunday and Monday having ‘about 20 baths,’ and was forced to sleep in a room lined with plastic bags.
He feared the industrial paint could actually give him lead poisoning, though he appears to have had no symptoms.
(Image Copyright: Fábio Guimarães / Extra)