You wouldn’t think that public toilets could be cool, but we’re here to show you otherwise. Here are the most unique public toilets and porta potties around the world!
You’ve been out partying and are feeling, well, like you have to use the restroom. But where? Much to your surprise, a urinal appears right in front of you. Magic? Not hardly, but unusual. These magically appearing restrooms have popped up in London, Belfast, Amsterdam, and other European cities. These invisible urinals ride like the undead during the wee hours and disappear by returning to the ground in the morning, they’re made to catch partiers who have had a bit too much to drink. So no, this ghostly apparition of a urinal may actually be the real thing.
The Daimaru Department Store in Tokyo is popular because of their innovative toilets. With heated seats, a bidet that adjusts to various angles and provides the correct water temperature, and even recordings of ocean waves or running rivers that can help disguise embarrassing sounds, these bathrooms are so popular that they have attracted a following.
Oddly enough, if you go to a bar or dance club, you may be seeing urinals that look oddly like the caricature of Mick Jagger’s lips. It may make you uncomfortable or not whizzing into an open mouth, but you at least have to admire the humor behind it.
The toilet has gone by many different names: the crapper, the throne, the john. But taking that throne motif to the next level is the Dagobert throne toilet. It’s literally a throne made of ash, complete with pull chain for the royal flush, a candle, and ashtray. It even plays a song for you when you open the lid.
Talk about exposing yourself. Outside of Tate Britain gallery in London is a most unusual minimalist restroom. This tiny restroom is made of one-way mirrors that allow you to see out but no one to see in. You can have a little privacy while people are walking and driving literally right next to you.
At 14,200 feet, if you’re climbing Denali and need to go, never fear. There is an inauspicious toilet waiting for you, sitting on three slabs of wood and surrounded by nature. There isn’t much in the way of privacy when it comes to your fellow climbers, but who’s really going to say anything? There’s no toilet paper as far as we know, but you can’t beat the view. What we want to know is who got it up there?