Man ‘Swims’ in Puddle to Draw Attention to Problem

June 14, 2018 12:35 pm Last Updated: June 14, 2018 1:20 pm

In a small town in southern Hungary, a man found a new way to get the government’s attention.

Armed not with paperwork or petitions, but rather a humorous viral video, one man found an effective way to fix the town’s pothole problem.

The man, who requested that Euronews not disclose his name, came up with the idea after a rainstorm had filled his street with deep trenches of muddy water on Saturday. He was filmed going for a “swim” in the street, walking out in a bathrobe and swim goggles, warming up for the swim, undressing, and “butterfly”-styling his way across about 15 meters, or about 50 feet.

He told Hungary’s ATV network that he had sustained minor injuries during the making of the video, including bruising his chest and abdomen areas.

Credit: Euronews News