Constipation is painful and frustrating. Which is why they make medicine to treat it. It's a good thing they do, because if this is the best home remedy, we'd all be in big trouble.

A guy in Wuxi, in eastern China, wanted to ease his constipation last week, and his plan was to take a glass and put it in his rectum. I guess his theory was that would open up the pipe a little and get things flowing.

The glass he picked had a three-inch mouth, so naturally when he jammed it in it got stuck. He was in severe pain and had to go to the hospital. Doctors performed emergency surgery on him and were able to get the glass out safely within an hour.


There's no word on whether he's still constipated.