Once upon a time, there was a magical product called Orbeez. They were tiny little polymer balls that expanded into larger polymer balls when soaked in water. Though simple and unassuming, they were wildly popular with children all around the land, and, subsequently, with internet content creators looking to entice an audience.
One day, a French internet personality named Cyril Schreiner filled his entire bathtub with Orbeez, and posted video of it to Twitter.
“I wanted to test an experiment, it messed up look at the end … I need help please! Please”
J’ai voulu tester une expérience, elle a foiré regardez la fin… j’ai besoin d’aide svp ! SVP pic.twitter.com/qzfczqm92Q
— Cyridicule (@cyrilschreiner) February 23, 2020
But his perfectly normal plastic-ball bath turned hilariously disastrous when the balls began to fall down the drain, overtaking all the plumbing and soon filling the toilet and sink! Cyril had to think fast.
“Here is part 2 I followed your advice!”
Voilà la partie 2 j’ai suivis vos conseils ! 😭 pic.twitter.com/ckygq5UOO3
— Cyridicule (@cyrilschreiner) February 24, 2020
Amazingly, his attempt to flush them all down the toilet backfired. His toilet was out of commission. He tweeted:
“It’s been 2 days, I haven’t shit and otherwise I’m fine”
Next, he tried to vacuum up the balls, only to result in the machine catching fire! Things got worse when a visit from the neighbors made him aware the balls were spreading ALL AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD! Also, according to Google translate, he “spoke Chinese?”
“This is part 3. The neighbor has landed, I spoke Chinese”
Voilà la partie 3 😭 ptn la voisine a débarqué, j’ai parlé chinois 😭 pic.twitter.com/nmTQ8TOUVb
— Cyridicule (@cyrilschreiner) February 26, 2020
The young man began to fear for his freedom, tweeting:
“Basically I just wanted to play with water balls, take a bath with in the end it will end in trial before a judge”
His fate looked bad indeed. He attempted to shrink the Orbeez by dehydrating them with salt, but that only resulted in poop spurting out of his sink, somehow. What’s worse, he soon discovered that balls that originated in his bathroom were now bubbling up from the sewers themselves!
“This is part 4, THIS SHIT IS BACK FROM THE SEWER OF MY STREET”
Voilà la partie 4, CETTE MERDE EST REMONTÉ DE L’ÉGOUT DE MA RUE 😭 pic.twitter.com/6a6DInc4Sq
— Cyridicule (@cyrilschreiner) February 28, 2020
He received a letter from the MAYOR indicating they were onto him!
“Here is the part 5 mdr good the letter of the mayor finished me how I do it?”
Voilà la partie 5 mdr bon la lettre du maire m’a achevé je fait comment la ? pic.twitter.com/Mhbv1DyYOn
— Cyridicule (@cyrilschreiner) February 29, 2020
Cyril was in real trouble. How would he get out of this? Would the streets of his town ever be clean again? Would anyone ever be able to poop?
The internet would have to wait to find out.
But some began to ask questions. Questions like:
- “If he was in real legal trouble, why would he keep posting these videos all over the internet?”
- “How did the balls multiply like that?”
- “Is that how plumbing even works?”
- “Why does the smoke coming from that vacuum look exactly like humidifier steam and exactly not like smoke?”
- “Isn’t Cyril Schreiner an internet entertainer who regularly makes zany videos, including staged disasters like this time his dog set his Christmas tree on fire?”
Voilà comment c’est passé mon Noël 😭 pic.twitter.com/D5AF6GOcVe
— Cyridicule (@cyrilschreiner) December 25, 2019
And in response to those questions, I say: Shhhhhh. Let the internet have its magic.
But what say you? Did you believe the tale? Did you enjoy it?
Let us know in the comments.