A woman has gone viral for growing a chia pet all over her toilet bowl in her home bathroom, an act which has been dividing opinion all over the internet.
In a post shared on TikTok on Tuesday, the woman who goes by the username Alispagnola, explained how she grew the chia pet on her toilet, and also gave a review of how it feels when you sit on it, and perhaps more importantly what happens after you’ve sat.
At the beginning of the video, which has so far reached over 381,700 likes, 3,096 comments and almost 16,000 shares, Alispagnola explained that she covered the toilet in seeds and watered it three times a day for seven day.
“Now it is an overgrown throne, my sprout house. And it’s time to see what it feels like,” she can be heard saying in the video.
“[OH my god], wow. This is so odd and pleasing. It’s just a little moist but in a satisfying way. It is so comfortably musky and delightful, and it smells so fresh!”
After showing the process she followed to grow it, she also showed a shot of the chia pet toilet after its first use, and it was quite a bit undone.
According to Chia Pet’s website, Chia Pets are American icons featuring styled terracotta figurines used to grow chia seeds (Salvia hispanica).
The chia sprouts grow within a couple of weeks to resemble the animal’s fur or hair.
The unusual chia pet attracted a lot of attention and divided the public opinion on it. One user, Eman, commented: “Please don’t take it for a spin.” Another user, Bianca Marvel, said: “yes, but also NO. but yes?”
Diana wrote: “People are so freaking bored.” LLLL8 added: “The internet is such an odd place.” Anz Tazer asked: “But what do [you] water it with…”
The Home Inspector commented: “Ok this is gold.” And Britt_is_bored added: “But… does it pass inspection?” And a worried user, Norina, asked: “How are you gonna clean it? Please, these are serious questions.”
One user, elly, simply asked: “WHY” and Celest answered: “Why not?” While Trippintrevor suggests: “Don’t stop watering it, make your bathroom jungle themed.”
Joannesuraya commented: “‘it’s mushy and delightful’… never thought I’d hear those words for any other reason than…” And Terra Tee Loop added: “I’ve literally now seen it all.”
A more skeptical user, Matty V, wrote: “I’m guessing you have a second bathroom.” And Jennifer Jacobs said: “that aint it.” User cassie added: “Quarantine really did something to us all.”
Loadingerrorcode156 joked: “The vegan teachers bathroom.” And Annie Giaochi Phan said: “I don’t know what to say to this.”
Some users worried how she’s survived a whole week without a toilet. Gilsaws wrote: “now I wonder what did you do for 7 days without a toilet.”
Another user, Jasmine, commented: “[Oh my god] that is very interesting plant base toilet I’ve ever seen.” And Jojo6572 said: “ARE WE SERIOUS?!???” “This gave me a panic attack.” added Oscar Michalak.