It's likely that we've all found ourselves in the unfortunate position of standing over a clogged toilet, hoping things will move along without having to intervene. Alas, sometimes you just have to get the rubber gloves on and get dirty, so to speak. Dealing with a clogged toilet can be an embarrassing ordeal, and oftentimes very frustrating. 

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How we choose to deal with said clogged toilet will vary from case to case. In South Korea, they have a pretty ingenious solution for this common problem - and frankly, we wonder why this hasn't made its way to the U.S. They use a plastic film called pongtu that stretches over the bowl and adheres to the edges. After flushing, the water rises and the pongtu starts to bulge - but it holds strong. As you can see in the demonstration below, the user then gently pushes the pongtu a few times before all the water and paper gets flushed down.

See it in action below.