Most people don’t like to use public restrooms, and rightfully so. They can be pretty disgusting. But you may want to rethink that notion after taking a look inside some of the strangest public bathrooms around the world. This list features the funniest and weirdest bathrooms you'll ever see and may even have you eager to use them. These aren’t just a funny concept for the Internet, these are real public restrooms that anyone can visit.
Some of these bathrooms are even considered a work of art! Like one toilet created by Maurizio Cattelan that can now be found in the Guggenheim Museum. How often do you get the chance to relieve yourself inside of a bulletproof bathroom, grace your rear with solid gold, or see urinals emerge from the sidewalk? Much like the countless funny toilets around the world, these strange bathrooms are a sight to add to any travel itinerary.
The next time you find yourself in one of these cities, make sure to stop in to take care of business in these weird restrooms.
The Most Dramatic Restroom In Branson, MissouriVideo: YouTube
With so many public restrooms in the world, most are less than thrilling. But Branson, MO, may have the most dramatic and fanciest restroom in history. Inside Branson's Shoji Tabuchi Theatre you can find chandeliers, a marble fireplace, and a hand-carved mahogany pool table. And those are only a few of their amenities. In 2009, they even became the winner of Cintas's America's Best Restroom Award.17442Is this strange?
The Gold Toilet In New YorkPhoto: Kevin Tynan Bowe / Flickr
Many people enjoy the luxury of gold jewelry. But what about gracing your rear end with gold? Inside New York's Guggenheim Museum, you can use a toilet cast in 18-karat gold. In 2016, the Guggenheim featured this piece, entitled "America," by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. But it's not just for show: it's a fully functioning toilet that museum guests can use.13858Is this strange?
Jungle Jim's Restroom In Fairfield, OhioPhoto: flickr / CC0
You know those times where you retch at the thought of having to use a porta-potty? Well, retch not at this “porta-potty” at Jungle Jim’s market in Fairfield, OH. At this international market, it seems they set up porta-potties in the midsts of restroom renovations. But when shoppers get a closer look, they find it is a porta-potty door opening into a hallway which leads to a sizable, clean restroom.18596Is this strange?
Interactive Urinals In England, Japan, And The United States
While the conversation about aiming has been raging on for decades, only in 2011 did it become an interactive video game created by the British company Captive Media. LCD screens were installed above pressure sensitive urinals. The concept is simple: the video game is fully controlled by aiming left or right. Now, these interactive urinals can be found all over the world, including Japan and America.9747Is this strange?