Scientists have identified a phenomenon called “escalation.” It’s the unstoppable process by which problematic situations go from bad to worse. Like mental instability, nuclear arms races…and drain clogs.
You know how it goes. Your sink stops up and first you try some Drano. It doesn’t work (does it ever?) so you get out your drain snake, wrestle with that for 10 minutes, curse, give up and call the plumber.
Until now. A man named Scott Turner has finally de-escalated the global drain-clog crisis. The solution: a tool called the FlexiSnake.
It’s a length of plastic tubing with a piece of velcro at the end. You just push it down the pipe, it grabs the blob of hair that’s blocking your drain and hey, presto, problem fixed.
Turner lives in little Chillicothe, Illinois. He test-marketed the original FlexiSnake a couple years ago at his local True Value and it outsold every liquid drain cleaner in the store. Figuring he was onto something, he built an e-commerce site and now gets inquiries from around the world.
We know what you’re thinking. But the answer is no, FlexiSnake is not intended for use in your toilet. Do you really want to see what’s down there, anyway?