Is your toilet spraying disgusting, bacteria-infested water all over your bathroom whenever you flush? This could signal an expensive call to the plumber, or you could just grab some aluminium foil instead.
A toilet is not really something you enjoy, so when it breaks it's not really something you want to pay to fix. The anonymous writer of finance Blog Debt Sucks discovered a way to fix his toilet with a wad of aluminium foil. He found that the fill valve was broken and causing water to spray everywhere when the toilet flushed. Rather than replacing the valve, a bunch of aluminium foil solved the problem all the same. While it might not be ideal in the long term, it's cheaper and easier than calling a plumber. Just be sure to wash your hands when you're done.