"Just spit on your hand and see what's gurgling around in there."

Art Lebedev: Tentacle Plunger.

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8 Responses:

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Cute, but I'd be a bit concerned about the curved shaft buckling in actual use. The third photo indicates this may be an issue. Nobody wants to reach that far in to plunge a toilet.

    • Injector says:

      It's useless as a toilet plunger anyway, because it doesn't have the flange to cover the overflow hole on the front edge of the drain. So you'll be pressing most of the water though the overflow passage, and around the clog.

      It'd be OK for sinks/tubs, though (as long as you stuff a wet towel in the tub's overflow usually located behind a little plate above the drain).

      • Jim says:

        Hmmm, I didn't think actual useful information was allowed in comments on this kind of thing that our host finds to post on this site.

    • Pavel Lishin says:

      Cute, but I'd be a bit concerned about the curved shaft buckling in actual use.

      That's what she said.

  2. Nick says:

    "This would not hold up to the violent plunging I frequently need to do"

    • Nick says:

      Whoops that was supposed to be in response to J. up there

      • Rick C says:

        Thanks to J's comment I went back up and looked more closely at the pictures. The second and third ones look like the hands are trying to fondle and/or milk the tentacle.

  3. Nate says:

    I like the Space Moose quote in the title. It's how I learned the term "coprophage".

    I've been looking for one of those cartoons that showed an English student after college. They were standing in a fast food restaurant, quoting a poem "the fries, so hot, they burn. they burn!"