Friday, July 13, 2007

China Debuts World's Largest Public Toilet


While we're on a roll, let's stay in China, where the city of Chongqing has opened a 30,000-square-foot public restroom, featuring more than 1,000 theme toilets. Doesn't the little girl in the photo look scared? I would be, too.

From Yahoo News:

"We are spreading toilet culture. People can listen to gentle music and watch TV," said Lu Xiaoqing, an official with the Yangrenjie, or "Foreigners Street," tourist area where the bathroom is located. "After they use the bathroom they will be very, very happy."
Toilet culture? What about spreading disease?

Sanitation should really come first, when it comes to public toilets. Peeing into a urinal shaped like the Virgin Mary is less important to me:



And what's with those drinking fountains? I just don't get theme restrooms.

Can you help me translate?

15 comments:

Miss Megan said...

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Translator said...

Thanks! I'm glad you found me! Please come back soon!

James Soh said...

Fortunately, they did not use the basin version as urinals! Picture that! :P

paisley said...

im thinking.... the fountain of my wasted youth.........

Translator said...

James - good point! That would be too weird.

Paisley - hahaha! Great one!

Gaddy Bergmann said...

What about those urinals shaped like alligators!? I would be too scared to put my wee-wee anywhere near those gaping, ferocious maws!

Translator said...

Good point, Gaddy. I'd pee my pants. Not the urinal.

Terence Chang said...

That's very interesting ... especially there is no roof cover. It's really PUBLIC.

Great post!

Translator said...

Thanks, Terence!

Gerri said...

hahaaa.. where do you find this stuff? These are really funny and thanks for the pictures .. they are pretty indescribable. It's always fun to visit your blog.

Translator said...

Thanks, Gerri! I'm glad you visited! Come back soon!

Amy Pickup said...

Oh man this is amazing! It looks like a must-see.

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Id fuck the shit out of those sinks

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