We’ll be the first to admit that public transit has a few down sides. Packed rush hour trains where you can’t get near a pole, for instance, so you have to stand unsupported and get involuntarily mosh-pitted into the people around you. Non-packed trains where you can get a pole, which then turns out to be coated in flu germs. Gizmodo has shared a brilliant solution that solves both these issues at once, and you can replicate it with one trip to the hardware or dollar store, for probably 10 bucks or less.


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Yep, that’s a plunger stuck to the ceiling of the train. It’s germ-free (or at least it only has your germs), portable, cheap, and always available. The only down side is that you look a little silly. A little silly like a fox.

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