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16 Of The Craziest Public Toilets From Around The World

Updated June 14, 2019 2.6k votes 833 voters 90.4k views16 items

List RulesVote up the strangest public toilets from around the world that you're almost curious enough to use.

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.

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    One-Way Mirror Bathroom In London

    Video: YouTube

    This 2004 art installation, entitled "Don't Miss a Sec," was the work of Italian artist Monica Bonvicini. This functioning restroom for the public to use sat outside the Tate Britain museum in London. The artist took a prison toilet and surrounded it in a room built of one-way mirrors. On the outside it looks like a mirrored cube, reflecting only you and your surroundings. But inside, the user can see through the glass, giving the feel of using a restroom with no privacy.  

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    The Most Dramatic Restroom In Branson, Missouri

    Video: 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. 

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    Pod Toilets In London's Sketch Restaurant

    Photo: Sketch London / Instagram

    There's nothing ordinary about London's restaurant Sketch. Located in Mayfair, London, England, this restaurant is like nothing you've seen before, from its elaborate tables to its unique bathrooms. Entering the restrooms, you will find a colorful ceiling over a sterile, white room, a couple of sinks, and several white, large pods. Rather than a traditional bathroom stall, you'll find individual toilets in each of these pods.

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    The Gold Toilet In New York

    Photo: 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.

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