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Reason why Steve Jobs adopted bizarre habit of soaking his feet in the toilet water of Apple restrooms

Reason why Steve Jobs adopted bizarre habit of soaking his feet in the toilet water of Apple restrooms

Jobs reportedly had an obsession with alternative health habits.

Big C-suite members must have their own quirky routines and habits to help them with things like public speaking.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto keeps his mind sharp by guessing the lengths of objects with a measuring tape he carries around with him, while Tesla CEO Elon Musk schedules his day in five-minute intervals.

But Steve Jobs may just have the weirdest habit of them all - according to his authorised biography by Walter Isaacson.

Sure, he wore the same outfits every day and didn't have any furniture in his house but that's just scratching the surface.

Did you know the former Apple CEO used to soak his feet in toilet water?

Justin Sullivan/Staff/ Getty
Justin Sullivan/Staff/ Getty

Yes, well as a sort of genius, Jobs was a truly peculiar man outside of work.

'The reason had to do with his obsession with alternative health habits,' YouTube channel Apple Explained said.

After Jobs dropped out of Reed College in the 1970s, he went on a path of spiritual exploration.

He experimented with diets where he only ate fruits for weeks to 'detox his system.'

He also engaged in fasting, including keto diets, which he claimed gave him 'higher mental acuity and feelings of ecstasy,' according to Apple Explained.

But strangest of them all, during high levels of stress, Jobs would find relief by soaking his feet in toilet water.

Interestingly, science has shown that foot soaking is a therapeutic practice that can widen blood vessels, increase circulation and energy and essentially relax you.

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ananaline / Getty

However, the idea of it having to be a toilet has nothing to do with it.

Maybe when Jobs worked at Apple, the company toilets were the most convenient place to soak his feet as they would always be nearby.

Some speculate that Jobs carried on the habit that he learned during his time in India where he studied Eastern spirituality.

Traditional Indian foot soaking is believed to 'balance the body's energies and achieve physical harmony.'

So what did his employees make of it?

Apple Explained added: 'Although most people didn't take issue with Jobs soaking his feet, Apple employees were disturbed that he thought the company's public toilets were an appropriate place to do it.'

I guess we'll never truly know what went on inside of the computer whiz's mind.

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