'I need a soaper-hero'
Wannabe Incredible Hulk covers himself in green paint... and then discovers it won't come off
Paulo Henrique dos Santos, from Vila Cruzeiro in Brazil, dressed up as the comic book hero for a running event, but got a nasty shock when the time came to remove the green paint.
After frantic scrubbing, he realised he'd used a paint reserved for ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines.
According to Brazilian news site Extra.globo.com, Paulo had hoped to buy a brand of paint he'd used on a previous outing as the Hulk, but the shop he went to didn't have it.
Desperate to undo his inking, the would-be superhero spent Sunday and Monday having 'about 20 baths', and was forced to sleep in a room lined with plastic bags.
It was only after being scrubbed by a gang of friends and neighbours for 24 hours that Paulo finally removed the stubborn staining.
The 35-year-old pool attendant, who also works as a DJ in Rio de Janeiro and is known as MC Marronzinho, has achieved overnight celebrity in his local area.
So was he left feeling blue? Nope. Paulo says he doesn't regret the incident.