Hey, remember the Revenge Bikini? Marketed as a way to get back at an ex-girlfriend, ex-lover, ex-wife, or really any woman you want to see embarrassed, this is the must-have piece of beachwear for those who prefer their dish of revenge served hot.
Apparently a few stalwart souls decided to take matters into their own hands and test the thing to make sure it actually works as advertised. We can thank clint.be for this NSFW video, wherein we see that the legends are true — they really do fall apart in water! Sorta.
See, what actually happens is more like a slight unraveling than an actual dissolving of material. In my mind, I was picturing actual fibers decohering, individual strands coming apart like to much tissue paper. The reality is much less dramatic — and survivable. It looks like the revengee (which is probably not a real word, but whatever) could just choose to hold on to the suit top or bottom and either hold it against herself, or just re-tie it on. Hardly the shriek-inducing tale of terror I’d originally envisioned, to be sure! Of course, the story is likely worse if one is in the ocean when it occurs, as the waves would likely whisk away the offending material, moved beyond your victim’s reach. I invite our readers to test this themselves and leave your results in the comments! C’mon, do it for science.