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Portland inventors launch Kickstarter to build 'Poo-Plunger'

The inventors behind the “Poo-Plunger” say they hope to donate a portion of each sale of their product to water sanitation efforts. (PlungerProject.com) The inventors behind the “Poo-Plunger” say they hope to donate a portion of each sale of their product to water sanitation efforts. (PlungerProject.com)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Some local inventors have come up with a unique idea that is gaining traction on Kickstarter.

The totally Portland idea is called the "Poo-Plunger" and it combines plumbing with the text-friendly symbol for using the bathroom.

Portlander Carl Hickerson and his AJ Ramadan and Casey Fordyce came up with the idea to use the famous emoji as the base of the tool.

So far they've raised more than $4,000, and for every plunger sold, they said they will donate to water sanitation efforts around the world.

Hickerson said the new product all started with a joke.

“I was working on this TV show with AJ, and I have to admit the poo emoji is probably my favorite and most abused emojis of all time,” Hickerson said in a video for their campaign. “And I'm looking at this and I’m like, ‘AJ, doesn't this look like a plunger?’” 

The group said they have worked on the project for more than a year and are now have a design ready for production.

For more information on the Poo-Plunger, including a link to the Kickstarter campaign, visit PlungerProject.com.

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