Sure, Apple is famous for its sleek aesthetic, consistently ranks among the best employers in the country, and is currently gearing up to move into its spectacular new 'spaceship' campus sometime this month, but that doesn't necessarily mean every corporate job at the tech giant is particularly enviable or glamorous. In fact, an employee with the weirdest and perhaps the grossest job at the company is actually tasked with making gallons of fake human sweat. Really.
In one of several new videos Apple released on Thursday in recognition of Earth Day, toxicology experts Rob Guzzo and Art Fong explain how there's a whole subsection of a team at the company dedicated to skin safety and ensuring its products "won't harm human health or the environment." This, of course, involves testing how devices like, say, your Apple Watch react to coming into contact with sweat on your skin throughout the day. This is an incredibly important condition to test, considering incidents in which other wearable devices gave some users skin rashes, according to a report by The Verge. While this is likely a common practice, it's how Apple gets its sweat that's interesting. And maybe a little gross.