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Beto O’Rourke reportedly pranked his wife with a ‘verdant turd’

So that apparently happened.


Andrew Wyrich


Published Mar 19, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 4:45 pm CDT

Beto O’Rourke, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, reportedly gave his wife a very green piece of excrement in a bowl and called it an avocado as part of a “prank,” according to a new report.

The prank is detailed in a Washington Post profile about O’Rourke and his wife Amy. The report delves into the dynamics of their marriage—and includes an anecdote about pranks that were pulled by the 2020 hopeful.

As the Post puts it:

He proposed on April Fools’ Day, four months after they’d first met. It seemed appropriate. That’s how Amy knew him then and even now — impulsive and puckish: He told her on one of their first dates that he planned to name his first son Ulysses (which they did, about a year after marrying, followed by a Molly and a Henry). He dubbed their dog Roosevelt before realizing that the dog was a girl (who now goes by Rosie).

And then there were the pranks: the remote-controlled cockroach in the kitchen, the “Psycho”-style scares in the shower. One time, according to a friend, Beto collected an especially verdant turd from one of their kids’ diapers and put it in a bowl, telling Amy it was avocado. (Neither would confirm this, though Beto did allow it sounded like something he’d do.)

The turd-avocado prank caught the eye of people on Twitter.

That said, this may not be the grossest thing involving O’Rourke today. He also posted this picture.

You can read all of the Washington Post report here.


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*First Published: Mar 19, 2019, 12:13 pm CDT