This would actually be a good topic for another thread, but I'm not on consistently enough to be a good thread manager. Here 'tis:
Richard Coniff posted a story on his blog about a stupendous new toilet facility in Chongqing.
This is a place I really don't want to see, but it was fun reading about it.
Posted by rconniff on July 10th, 2007
A sign of changing times in modern China. Officials in
Chongqing are touting the construction of a 4-story,
1000-stall public toilet.
"We are spreading toilet culture. People can listen to
gentle music and watch TV," said Lu Xiaoqing, an official
with the Yangrenjie tourist area ("Foreigners Street")
where the big-box bathroom is located. "After they use the
bathroom they will be very, very happy.
Some of the plumbing is bizarre, including urinals shaped
like gaping, toothy mouths. The one that looks like Sister
Dorothy Joseph, or maybe it's the Blessed Virgin, would
stop me from peeing for a week.
It's a Freudian's perfect holiday side trip. You can see
some photos at
/index.html#cnnSTCText (I swear King Tut is blushing!)
The video isn't too impressive, except for the King Tut