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In this video — which was uploaded to YouTube way back in 2012 — a group of mischievous Irish lads decide to find a definitive answer to the age old question: can a clogged toilet be unblocked with a firecracker?

The answer is yes, but the end result isn’t ideal.

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After delicately placing the explosive in the bowl of the filthy toilet, the lads close the lid and retreat to a safe distance. Then the toilet explodes, and poop and porcelain goes everywhere.

It probably took them a long time to clean up, but at least they got a cool story out of it.

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