15 Tuesday 15th July 2014
In England, you take your kids to the science museum during school holidays. In Japan, you strap a turd-shaped cap to their heads and get them to slide into a giant shitter. Toilet - Human Waste & Earth's Future, is a new exhibition in Miraikan, Japan, that examines the historical significance of the porcelain bowl throughout the world.
Of course, not everyone can experience the joys of a comfortable commode and running water. For every immaculate Wetherspoon's men's room, there's a motorway rest stop in France where you have to shit in a hole. So in the midst of the giant toilet slide, the little models of shit, the walkthrough digestive systems and the poo-shaped mascots, are statistics highlighting the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to clean bogs.
Thanks to Art Weekly for the tip.
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