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Silicon Valley Hipsters Are Paying Sixty Dollars A Bottle For Poop Filled Water To Bring To Burning Man

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Source - According to The Times, demand for unfiltered water is skyrocketing as tech-industry insiders develop a taste for water that hasn’t been treated, to prevent the spread of bacteria or other contaminants.

In San Francisco, “unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water” is selling for as much as $60.99 for a 2.5 gallon jug. Startups dedicated to untreated water are popping up. People — including startup Juicero’s cofounder Doug Evans — are gathering gallons of untreated water from natural springs to bring to Burning Man.

While Evans and other fans say raw water is perfect for those who are “extreme about health,” Marler — a food-safety advocate and a lawyer — says the opposite is true.

“Almost everything conceivable that can make you sick can be found in water,” Marler told Business Insider.

Unfiltered, untreated water, even from the cleanest streams, can contain animal feces, spreading Giardia, which has symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea and results in roughly 4,600 hospitalizations a year. Hepatitis A, which resulted in 20 deaths in a California outbreak in 2017, can be spread through water if it isn’t treated. E. coli, and cholera can also be transmitted via untreated water.

“You can’t stop consenting adults from being stupid,” Marler said. “But we should at least try.”

You know what happens when you have too much money? You lose touch with reality. You start thinking that because you’re rich you have all the answers. That you’re smarter than the experts. You start paying SIXTY DOLLARS for two gallons of untreated poopy water despite being warned that it could kill you. These are the same people who say their kids don’t need vaccines because they’ve never seen a case of Polio in person. They’re the same people who walk outside on a cold day and call global warming a hoax. They’re idiots. And I hope that every single one of them goes to burning man and never comes back. Or at the very least gets a bad case of diarrhea.

I understand that people like to trust their gut more than their brain but the stupidity still blows my mind. Not only is it reckless from a health standpoint, it’s financially irresponsible. Why pay sixty-bucks for a two-gallon when you could pay a buck ninety-nine for one of these?

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Maybe it’s the modern day version of Darwinism. God’s way of cleaning out the dumbs. I just thought he would be more subtle about it. Whatever the case, Burning Man can’t come fast enough.