As far as necessary tasks go, unclogging toilets is without question one of the most unpleasant. Which is why South Korea's fully sealed, minimal-contact alternative is a stroke of genius.

Warning: Before you hit play, know that that is an actual toilet clog. So feces-sensitive, you've been warned.

The mechanics appear to be largely similar to more conventional plungers, the difference here being that the covered bowl should ensure you stay backsplash free. Better hope that seal stays tight, though. Because otherwise—well, you get the idea. [Digg]