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Albertan rigs windshield wiper to squirt kombucha into his mouth

A Cochcrane, Alta., man has transformed his car's windshield wiper system into a hands-free kombucha fountain.

Daniel Tillotson of Cochrane flushes out toxic cleaning fluid, replaces it with fermented raspberry beverage

YouTuber Daniel Tillotson rigged his windshield wiper spraying system to squirt refreshing blasts of kombucha directly into his mouth while he's driving. (Daniel Tillotson/YouTube)

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A Cochcrane, Alta., man has transformed his car's windshield wiper system into a hands-free kombucha fountain. 

YouTuber Daniel Tillotson made the "vegan car mod" for a video that had been viewed nearly 75,000 times as of Tuesday evening.

"There's some content where I will spend weeks filming it and editing it and putting my heart and soul into it, and it just doesn't take — no one cares about it," Tillotson told As It Happens guest host Laura Lynch.

"It's the dumb stuff that people just latch onto. And now here we are."

In the clip Tillotson can be seen flushing the wiper fluid tank in his 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX with cold and hot water in an effort to rid it of wiper fluid — which is full of dangerously poisonous methanol.

"The water that came out at the end still wasn't great. Had a bit of a funny smell to it," he said. "But I was really excited to get the juice in there and just see it happen, so I kind of just went for it."

He warns his viewers in the video not to try this at home. 

Tillotson tests the water from his windshield wiper after flushing the poisonous wiper fluid out of the system. (Daniel Tillotson/YouTube)

He moved the washer fluid's spray nozzle to the inside of his car, and then used it to shoot refreshing blasts of gas station raspberry kombucha straight into his mouth while driving.

"Sure am thirsty," he exclaims in the video before taking a gulp.

It was his first time drinking the fermented tea beverage — one he chose because it fit his organic, vegan parody theme.

"The first time I tried it, I took a little sip before I put it in, and thought, 'Oh, I probably could have picked a better drink for this,'" he said with a chuckle.

"I think my first experience with it is a little bit tainted because it kind of just tastes like washer fluid to me."

Written by Sheena Goodyear. Produced by Ashley Mak.


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