Man Uses Water Beads to Fill Bathtub, Causes Major Plumbing Damage in Building while Filming Online Challenge

By: Olawale Ogunjimi | Last updated: Nov 04, 2023

We live in the age of viral internet challenges. From the iconic “Ice Bucket Challenge” to the strange “Tide Pod Challenge,” people have gone to great lengths to gain attention and social media likes.

In a recent event that unfolded in an unsuspecting apartment block, one French man decided to fill his bathtub with Orbeez gel beads as part of an online challenge. Stay tuned as we delve into the aftermath of this disastrous Orbeez-filled adventure.

What Are Orbeez Beads, You Ask?

Orbeez beads are little, brightly colored gel beads often used as sensory toys or decorative items. When placed in water, the beads can expand greatly due to moisture absorption.

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This enhancement gives them a distinct tactile feel while also making them visually appealing. Orbeez are frequently used in haptic activities, spa treatments, floral arrangements, and as a creative medium in arts and crafts projects.

The Story Begins Innocently Enough

Like many others, the Frenchman was fascinated by the intriguing properties of Orbeez. Little did he know the challenges of dealing with these tiny beads, as any parent of an Orbeez-obsessed child would attest.

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These gel beads have a knack for sticking around long after the fun is over. However, this fact seemed to elude our French friend as he excitedly began his demonstration, unaware of the impending consequences.

The Awful Idea to Fill the Tub With Orbeez

Driven by curiosity and a desire for a unique experience, the man had an idea: why not fill his bathtub with Orbeez? Excitement fueled his actions as he poured countless beads into the tub, blissfully unaware of the chaos that would soon unfold.

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Little did he know these water-absorbing beads would soon overflow, wreaking havoc beyond the bathroom and causing chaos throughout the apartment building.

From One Wrong Decision to Another

After growing bored of the Orbeez-filled tub, he attempted to get rid of the beads by pulling the drain’s plug. However, he soon realized that all the drains in his home were connected.

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The result? Orbeez shot out of every plumbing fixture, turning his house into uncontrollable gel bead chaos. Every corner of his home – from the toilet to the sinks – was now infested with squishy beads.

One Messy, Gel-Filled Affair

The man’s bathtub misadventure became even more terrible when he discovered the Orbeez had not only caused havoc within his own home but had also managed to clog the outside sewer systems.

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As a result, his neighbors were now facing plumbing issues of their own, courtesy of the rogue beads. What was at first an innocent act turned into a widespread problem, leaving everyone involved dealing with the aftermath of the Orbeez chaos.

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The Situation Escalates Further

The repercussions of the man’s Orbeez escapade quickly spread throughout the neighborhood. Tubs, sinks, and toilets of everyone on his block became plagued by the mischievous beads.

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Officials began actively searching for the culprit behind the unusual case of Orbeez-infested sewage chaos, determined to hold them accountable for the disruption caused.

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The Authorities Come In

A town hall letter was released amid the turmoil and confusion, declaring the community’s search for the individual. According to the letter, a few people had grown suspicious of him and his conduct.

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His decision to post videos of the incident online without promptly removing them fueled speculation that this was all an elaborate prank orchestrated for online fame and recognition.

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All For Social Media Notoriety?

Speculations arose that the man had crafted this disastrous comedy by exploiting the world’s disdain for Orbeez and social media’s fascination with misfortune.

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However, amidst the uncertainty, one thing remained clear: the true nature of this event – whether a genuine mishap or an expertly executed prank – was yet to be fully revealed, leaving the community eagerly awaiting answers and the resolution of the whole situation.

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Kudos!

If indeed the entire incident was staged, one cannot help but admire the Frenchman’s dedication to detail. From destroying a vacuum to filling his house with Orbeez and even creating holes outside to mimic a sewage system mishap, the effort put into the prank, if it was indeed a prank, was commendable.

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The authenticity of the town hall letter, complete with an impressively designed footer, added an extra layer of believability.

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