Food and Drink

This Guy Built a Swimming Pool of Beer Cans in His Shed

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Huguette Roe / Shutterstock
Huguette Roe / Shutterstock

Scrooge has his coins, Kendrick Lamar has his pool full of liquor and a mysterious Australian man has a shed of beer cans he can swim through. In a series of videos posted on YouTube, an unnamed man shows off what is surely the largest personal collection of empty Victoria Bitter beer cans by diving into it Burger King ball pit style.

Cigarette dangling from his lips, the man wades through a stash of 30,000 cans he’s hoarded over the past 15 years. He points at them, he mimics swimming and, finally, he dives in before asking, “how do I get out of here?” A woman in one of the videos gives some context, explaining that “it might have got a bit fuller since the last video, but this is it, this is one man,” she says, “15 years of his most favorite beers.” The pop of another beer being opened is heard somewhere nearby.

The stockpile of cans is a feat by any measure. According to one online Australian retailer, a can of Victoria Bitter costs around $3.80, meaning the 30,000-can collection cost some $114,000. That, plus the cost of the wooden walls holding the cans in, means the whole thing costed close to the price of a small home. Not to mention the 10 cents per can ($3,000) he could get if he turned them all in for a recycling refund. Money is just paper if you don’t spend it though, and it’s often the simplest things in life that make people the happiest. Yes, it probably smells like the dank floors of an early 2000s house party that was never cleaned. Sure, aluminum cans aren’t the most pliable material (somehow none of the cans are crushed). But it’s his, whoever he is.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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