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Weirdest fountain in the world? This one in China is made from 10,000 toilets

In Foshan, China, you can find the number one contender for the title of ‘Weirdest Fountain in the World’. There exists an installation built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks, and urinals, covering a 100 meter long and 5 meter high wall. The public art piece was created by artist Shu Yong, who spent two months creating the bizarre sight.

It was originally intended to be just an exhibit for the 2009 Foshan Pottery and Porcelain Festival. But apparently someone from the government loved it enough that they installed it as a permanent piece in Shiwan Park.

While most parents let their kids play in water installations in parks and public spaces, we wouldn’t recommend doing it here. The toilet fixtures are a mix of factory rejects and donations from generous locals and foreigners.

The art piece is connected to a tap, giving it the ability to flush itself and even mimic a waterfall, sans the soothing atmosphere.

Via Design Taxi

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