The World's Most Unusual Toilets That'll Make You Look Twice

Not all toilets are created equal! In fact, some are quite unique in their own ways.

Let's face it, toilets aren't very exciting. Or are they? There are some unique toilets around the world and even up in space that will have you looking twice.

Did you know that there are smart toilets that can recognize butts and analyze poop for diseases? Needless to say, this type of toilet has been referred to as the Sherlock Holmes of toilets.

Then there are toilets that allow users to pay for items with their poop. Icky.

Looking for something more luxurious? There was once a fully functional 18-karat gold toilet that was displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. However, it got stolen in 2019 never to be found again.

In Japan, you can enjoy your bathroom break while surrounded by an aquarium. Peaceful much? 


Curious about the toilets up in space? The International Space Station has two toilets that use a fan-driven suction system. The system collects solid waste in individual micro-perforated bags while liquid waste in containers.

Have these exciting and somehow not-at-all boring toilets piqued your curiosity? Go ahead and check them out in action and find out more about how they work. 

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