Matt Damon Uses Toilet Water for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Find Out Why

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Matt Damon has managed to kill two charitable birds causes with one stone bucket.

The actor accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge today (after being prompted to do so by Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel), but he did not do so with tap water.

Instead, Damon used toilet water, as he helped bring attention to the fatal disease of ALS while also talking up a charity he helped co-found,, explaining:

"For those of you like my wife who think this is really disgusting, keep in mind that the water in our toilets in the West is actually cleaner than the water most people in the developing world have access to."

Watch now to see Damon raise awareness for the clean water and sanitation crises plaguing third world countries, and also to hear one of his kids laugh adorably in the background after his dad gets all wet:

Last week, Affleck took wife Jennifer Garner with him into the pool after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge, while Olivia Wilde did it with breast milk.

We continue to update our gallery of Ice Bucket Challengers as more and more celebrities take part in this viral sensation:

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