How To Dislodge Your Testicles From An IKEA Chair

Well, this is a Lifehacker story I never thought I’d have to write.

It’s a beautiful story of man takes shower. Man sits down in shower. Man gets testicles stuck in chair. Man miraculously gets his balls out of said precarious situation.

The man in question: Claus Jørstad of Norway. Claus made an interesting post on the IKEA Facebook page.

Apparently Claus has a knee injury, meaning that he finds it difficult to stand in the shower. His solution: an Ikea Marius stool.

Claus sits on this thing, relaxes, and gets his shower time in.

There’s only one problem: his testicles.

According to the Facebook post, Claus managed to get one of his testicles stuck in a hole on on the Marius chair. Which begs the question: how does one remove their testicles from an IKEA chair?

The solution was accidental but, in hindsight, complete genius.

Cold water.

As the story goes, Claus simply sat rigid in the chair, thinking long and hard about life minus a testicle. Eventually the water from the shower ran cold, which cause the requisite amount of scrotal shrinkage required for him to stand up with both of his testicles intact.


So, today’s Lifehack: if you ever find yourself in the shower, with your testicles lodged in an Ikea chair, you know what to do. Turn off the hot water, let your balls shrink and you’re a free man.

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