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How to unstop a toilet without a plunger!!!!!

O.K. guys. Get your iron stomachs ready for the most sought after college age tip. HOW TO UNSTOP A TOILET WHEN THERE ISN;T A PLUNGER TO BE FOUND!!!

Here is what you will need:
1. Yourself
2. Your nerves
3. Ability hold your breath if necessary
4. Standard 30 gallon trash bag

Simply place the bag over your arm and pull in all your finger while leaving you palm extended upwards. (like you are doing a palm thrust). Slowly stick your hand into the bottom of the toilet until you reach the drain. Fit your fist into the hole and pump your palm up and down while leaving your knuckles on the ceramic wall. Pump quickly and with as little movement of the elbow as possible to reduce unwanted "splatter". The toilet will quickly begin to drain and you are free to pull the top of the bag over your fist to capture any unwanted materials you wouldn't want transferred about the bathroom.



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