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Tokyo toilet exhibit leaves visitors flushed

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 - 01:11

A toilet exhibition opens in Tokyo with everything from a giant toilet slide to a singing toilet choir. Elly Park reports.

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We all use it, but seldom discuss it. Not anymore for the visitors of Tokyo's Miraikan science museum, who are encouraged to take a dive into the fascinating world of toilets...Literally. After putting on fecal hats, they slide into a giant toilet to start their wasteful journey. For many the experience has flushed away negative stereotypes. SOUNDBITE: Museum Visitor, 33-Year-Old Kazuaki Shinoda, saying (Japanese) "Even now for adults it still has an unclean image, but I came here to see how the things I've been putting out daily actually become clean." SOUNDBITE: Museum Visitor, 28-Year-Old Mai Ishida saying (Japanese) "It's not everyday that you can become feces, so I highly recommend everyone to give it a try." If becoming it is not enough, the exhibit also has a display of different types of human excrement and different types of toilets used around the world. Interested visitors have time until October 5th to get to the bottom of it all.

Tokyo toilet exhibit leaves visitors flushed

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 - 01:11

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