Inventor flush after £20,000 raised for LooBlade toilet brush plans
A British inventor has raised more than £20,000 in ten days to fund an invention that will "revolutionise a chore that we all love to hate".
Garry Stewart, from Dunfermline, Fife, has invented a new toilet brush that has eight silicon blades and germ-killing chemicals to replace the traditional bristle brush.
He said the LooBlade will make cleaning quicker and more hygienic, and he came up with the idea after his young child used a toilet brush as a hair brush.
The 52-year-old took to crowd funding site Kickstarter to raise funds for tooling and manufacturing and passed his £20,000 target with a fortnight remaining.
His fundraising site includes a professional advert for the LooBlade and he reportedly already has a retail deal in Germany.
Mr Stewart told the Daily Mirror: "The Eureka moment for me came when I was sitting at home contemplating how awful conventional brushes were when my toddler had just used one as a hairbrush.
"The traditional toilet brush is a fundamentally-flawed design - they don't clean efficiently.
"Bringing the unpleasant topic of toilet cleaning to the Kickstarter audience was a calculated risk, of course, but the speed with which we have achieved our target proves that many people share my dissatisfaction with conventional toilet cleaning options.
"I was quietly hopeful that the global audience would see the significance of the product but, at the same time, I was blown away by the speed of the response."